MCLA STEM Building Blocks

Mass College of Liberal Arts 375 Church St, North Adams, MA, United States

If you are interested in learning about hosting a science fair at your school or are interested in what the Berkshire STEM Lending Library has to offer join us at the MCLA Center for Science and Innovation on Oct. 19th from 3:30 – 6:30 pm.  MSEF will give an overview of the benefits and process of... Read more »

Middle School Safety Orientation

Virtual Event

Middle School Teachers can opt-in for a safety orientation to learn more about the rules. Teachers who complete this training will be able to pre-approve projects not in restricted areas (form c and d). Reach out to [email protected] with questions or to inquire about other orientation dates and times. Pre-register for the sign-on link below.

Bridgewater State University Open Lab Night

Bridgewater State University 131 Summer Street, Bridgewater, Massachusetts

The Center for the Advancement of STEM Education (CASE) invites you to Open Lab Night 2023, an event for the entire community, especially K-12 students. Open Lab Night features STEM activities and demonstrations. This event is free and open to the public. Registration is required. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Parking is... Read more »

Building the Storyline Using Culturally Relevant Phenomena in Your Classroom

Blue Hill Observatory & Science Center Milton, Massachusetts

Explore how to use storyline routines and anchoring phenomena to shift your curriculum to student-centered science learning as you explore the relationship between humans, climate, and the natural environment. In this workshop, you will explore examples of how real-world phenomena can be used to investigate the effects of climate on the ecosystem. Using problem-based issues,... Read more »

Survivor Island Challenge

Massasoit Community College Canton, MA

This unique simulation experience engages participants to imagine they are on a desered island where they will work with solar panels, water pumps, windmills and other alternative energy sources as you design and build a system for moving and filtering water from a fresh water resource to their encampment. Throughout the challenge participants keep a... Read more »

My Heart in Your Hands

Broad Institute Auditorium + Lobby 415 Main St., Cambridge

The heart uniquely straddles the world of art and science — a powerful metaphor for love and loss on the one hand, a literal life-sustaining force within each of us and an intense focus of genetic and medical research on the other. Join a Broad Discovery Series x Catalyst Conversations event addressing the heart, from the point of view... Read more »

Storyline Model of Teaching and Learning Science

Virtual Event

Dese Approved course for OAPL. The course guides educators through the shift toward student-centered science teaching and learning where students 'figure out' and explain a real-world phenomenon, as well as the implementation of high-quality instructional materials. February 20-24 8:45-3:30pm To register: (for questions, email Donna Taylor: [email protected])  

Region 6 Science & Engineering Fair – Middle and High School

Roxbury Community College

Serving Boston Public School,  the 2024 Boston Citywide STEM Fair will be held at Roxbury Community College  on March 1st and 2nd.   Learn more at and choose Middle School or High School tab. Judges should register at this link. High School students and teachers should create accounts at   *Boston private and... Read more »

Region 3 Science & Engineering Fair – Middle & High School

Bristol Community College 11 Field Road, Attleboro, Massachusetts

Serving Southeastern Massachusetts,  the 2024 Bristol-Rensselaer Regional will be held at Bristol Community College on March 2nd. Learn more at and choose Middle School or High School tab. Judges should register at this link. High School students and teachers should create accounts at

Extreme Zoo Makeover

Buttonwood Park Zoo New Bedford, MA

The Buttonwood Zoo is hosting an event for research and innovation! Investigations include designing habitats that meet the specific needs of different animals, engineering an enrichment item, and creating an interpretive sign with interactive features. The challenge culminates in the design, construction, and presentation of a model zoo habitat for a chosen animal. During this... Read more »

Engaging Students in the Engineering Design Process Using Sensors

Springfield Museum Springfield, Massachusetts

Explore coding and electronics through fun, engaging, hands-on projects using the Arduino Open Source Electronics Platform. Engaging Students in the Engineering Design Process Using Sensors is designed for middle and high school teachers who are interested in incorporating digital technology and computational thinking into engineering design portions of their curriculum, but who lack the skills or confidence... Read more »

Region 5 Science & Engineering Fair – Middle School

Regis College 235 Wellesley St., Weston, MA, United States

Serving Southeastern Massachusetts and Cape Cod, the 2024 Middle School Region 5 Science & Engineering Fair will be held at Regis College on Saturday, March 23rd. Learn more at, judges should register at this link. Students and Teachers should create accounts at