School Programs, Events, Competitions, and Professional Development

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


October 15 – Application deadline for Whole Kids Foundation School Garden Grant. This $2,000 grant supports edible educational gardens on school grounds.
October 16Massachusetts Facilities Administrators Association (MFAA) Conference in Danvers, aims to help facilities professionals continue their professional growth with a focus on providing safer, healthier, and sustainable learning environments for staff and students.
October 21-25Massachusetts STEM week is a statewide effort to boost the interest, awareness, and ability for all learners to envision themselves in STEM education and employment opportunities. The theme for the second annual statewide STEM Week is “See Yourself in STEM.” Regional Programming Lists for STEM week will be announced soon.
November 12 – Deadline to submit THE GREEN TEAM recycling equipment application for the November 15 distribution day in Boston. (Equipment requests for the Amherst and Pittsfield equipment locations may be submitted at any time).
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 12 for this distribution. The next Boston-area distribution will be held in April.
November 15 – Keep America Beautiful’s America Recycles Day. Take action in your community by getting involved with 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 19-20 – Join the National Science Teacher Association for a two-day workshop, Making Sense of Phenomenon-Based Teaching and Learning, at the EcoTarium in Worcester. In this two-day immersive experience, you will develop a deep understanding of science and engineering practices, disciplinary core ideas, and crosscutting concepts.