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Register Now for Northeastern Splash!, Mar. 14 & 21

Each spring, NEPTUN (a Northeastern University student group) hosts Splash!, a free program for students in Grades 9-12 to take mini-classes led by Northeastern undergraduate and graduate students.  This year it will be held on two consecutive Saturdays, March 14 & 21, … Continue reading

Empow Studios: February Vacation Camp

It’s not too late to attend Empow Studio‘s February Vacation STEM Camp for Grades 2-8, February 17-21 at its Newton studio on Needham Street. Full-day and half-day sessions are available.

FSU Planetarium Film: Habitat Earth, Feb. 21 & 22

The Christa McAuliffe Center at Framingham State University opens its planetarium for free public presentations each month (except April). This month’s film, Habitat Earth, will be shown three times this weekend for different audiences. Space is limited and for guaranteed seating you must … Continue reading

Smith College: Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day, Mar. 7

The Smith College Society of Women Engineers will host a free, half-day event, Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day, for girls in Grades 6-8 on March 7. It will be held in Ford Hall on the Smith College campus. Register … Continue reading

Mishkan Tefila: JSTEAM Nitrogen Ice Cream Event, Mar. 9

Congregation Mishkan Tefila will host a fun and exciting JSTEAM Mad Purim Nitrogen Ice Cream Oneg event on Erev Purim before Megillah Reading on March 9, 6PM-7PM.  Attendees will participate in a hands-on demonstration about Nitrogen and enjoy freshly made … Continue reading

BioBuilder Advanced Bio-Engineering Bootcamp, Apr. 21-24

BioBuilder Learning Lab is hosting its Advanced Bio-Engineering Bootcamp over spring vacation, April 21-24, 9AM-4PM for Grades 9-12 at Lab Central (700 Main Street, Cambridge). Students should already have a working knowledge of DNA as the coding language of cells … Continue reading

Sign Up by Feb. 20 for MIT’s Spring HSSP, Saturdays, Grades 7-12

MIT’s Spring HSSP is a six-week academic program for Grades 7-12, held at MIT on Saturdays, February 29 to April 11 (except March 14), 1PM-4PM.  All online registrations completed by February 20 will be considered equally in the course-assignment lottery, and registrations after that will be taken first-come/first-served … Continue reading

Ages 4-15: Enter CSF Curiosity Challenge by Feb. 15

The Cambridge Science Festival is again hosting its Curiosity Challenge for ages 4-15. Submit entries by February 15 at any Cambridge public school or public library branch or by mail. Write an essay or poem, take a picture, or create … Continue reading

Robotics & Stop-Motion Animation Workshops, Mar. 23-27

Kim Fogarty — Newton resident, local teacher, and makerspace educator — will run two workshops March 23-27 at the Staples Spotlight Space (163 Highland Ave., Needham): Robotics:  Grades 1-4, 9AM-Noon, March 23-27. $250. Stop-Motion Animation: Grades 2-5, 1PM-4PM, March 23-27. … Continue reading

Project Learning Tree Workshop for Elementary Educators, Mar. 7

Project Learning Tree will present a professional-development workshop for teachers, non-formal educators, and anyone wanting to bring the environment into their work with children. The workshop will use PLT’s K-8 curriculum and will focus particularly on Grates 3-5, but all … Continue reading