School Programs, Events, Competitions, and Professional Development

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

January 22Roots and Shoots Mini-Grant deadline. Educators are invited to apply for a mini-grant to start, support, or celebrate the service campaigns of their schools or students.

January 24Museum Institute for Teaching Science (MITS) 2018 Professional Development Seminar Series: Extreme Events and Climate Change: What We Know and Some Ideas About What to Do About It and How We Know What We Know: Using Real-World Data to Explore Key Climate Concepts. First of four full-day sessions, exploring STEM content areas in the morning and skill-based hands-on activities in the afternoon.

February 1 – US EPA K-12 Food Waste Reduction Webinar. This webinar is is designed for K-12 school administrators to to learn more about logistics, opportunities, and solutions to reduce food waste in schools.

February 14Museum Institute for Teaching Science (MITS) 2018 Professional Development Seminar Series: Developing a Taste for Molecular Biology and Sharing Science: Connecting Scientists and Engineers with the Public. Second of four full-day sessions, exploring STEM content areas in the morning and skill-based hands-on activities in the afternoon.

February 21-22 – New England Aquarium Climate Science for Educators workshop. This two day workshop will examine the use and distribution of natural resources, the effects humans have on the climate, current and future natural disasters, and the ways humans are developing solutions to climate change.

February 22 – Submission deadline for World of 7 Billion Student Video Contest. Students must create a short video about human population growth that highlights a global challenge.

March 28Museum Institute for Teaching Science (MITS) 2018 Professional Development Seminar Series: Dig In: Strengthening Sustainability Learning Through Farm-to-School Connections. Third of four full-day sessions, exploring STEM content areas in the morning and skillbased hands-on activities in the afternoon.

April 24Museum Institute for Teaching Science (MITS) 2018 Professional Development Seminar Series: The Technology, Data and People Behind Forecasting in the National Weather Service and Engaging Students with Weather & Climate Through Media. Final of four full-day sessions, exploring STEM content areas in the morning and skill-based hands-on activities in the afternoon.