School Programs, Events, Competitions, and Professional Development

Mark your calendars with these grant opportunities, workshops, conferences and more!

November 1 – Deadline for Toshiba America Foundation grants for educators of grades 6-12, for grants in excess of $5,000. The Toshiba America Foundation awards grants to educators who are passionate about making mathematics and science more engaging for their students. 

November 1-2 – 2018 Massachusetts Association of Science Teachers Conference in Boxborough. This year’s theme is Sustainable Science. On November 2 at 11:00 AM, MassDEP’s Ann McGovern will present a session on “Composting at School for Sustainability and Science.”

November 5International Compost Awareness Week Poster Contest entry deadline. This year’s theme is “Cool the Climate – Compost!” The winning artist will receive a $500 prize, and the poster will be used to promote International Compost Awareness Week from May 5-11, 2019. The contest is open to ages 10 and up, and the winning design will be chosen before the end of the year.

November 9 – Deadline to submit THE GREEN TEAM recycling equipment application for the November 16 distribution day to be held in Boston. (Equipment requests for the Amherst and Pittsfield equipment locations may be submitted at any time).

November 15 – Keep America Beautiful’s America Recycles Day. Take action in your community by taking part in a local event on this nationally-recognized day dedicated to promoting and celebrating recycling in the United States. Find a local event or register your own!

November 15 Distribution day for GREEN TEAM recycling equipment for schools in the Boston area. Register for THE GREEN TEAM and submit a recycling equipment application by November 9 for this distribution. The next Boston-area distribution will be held in April.

November 15Recycle-Bowl 2018 competition ends. Schools must report their data by December 14, 2018. Winners will be announced in February 2019.

December 6 – Massachusetts Farm to School’s Farm & Sea to School Conference. This year’s theme is Setting the Table: Communities Creating Change.  The conference seeks to amplify traditionally underrepresented voices in the Massachusetts food system and identify strategies and resources for promoting racial equity and social justice. Early Bird Registration Deadline ends October 15.