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WGBH: ‘Big Blue Live’ — Aug. 31 through Sept. 2 at 8PM

WGBH will broadcast the PBS/BBC 3-segment presentation, Big Blue Live, at 8PM on August 31, September 2, and September 2.  It celebrates a marine animal phenomenon:  Humpback whales, blue whales, sea lions, elephant seals, sea otters, great white sharks and … Continue reading

Love STEM? It’s Time to Support Latino STEM Alliance!

The Latino STEM Alliance is wonderfully effective in inspiring under-served  middle-school students in Boston and Lawrence through hands-on STEM enrichment activities (both summer and after-school) and contact with relevant role models.  Take a look at this video of their citywide … Continue reading

Russian School of Math at Newton Library, Ages 4-5

The Russian School of Math will offer free classes at the Newton Free Library for children ages 4-5 in 12 weekly sessions on Wednesdays, 11AM-noon, starting September 9.  The program introduces mathematical concepts and sparks interest in math in a … Continue reading

Girls Who Code: Introductory Session at Newton Library, Sept. 16

The Newton Free Library will again host its successful Girls Who Code Club this fall.  Interested girls in Grades 6-12 and their parents are invited to an information session at 7PM on September 16 in the Druker Auditorium.  GWC is … Continue reading

Boston Tech Mom: Tech Events for Kids, Sept. 2015

Boston Tech Mom (“a parent’s guide to raising a future techie”) is a great resource for all things STEM around Boston — including her recent post about Tech Events for Kids in Boston – September 2015 Roundup.

JCC Offers STEM Programs this Fall

The Leventhal-Sidman JCC (333 Nahanton Street) will offer the following STEM programs this fall.  Register online at or call 617-558-6486. Junior FIRST LEGO League (Grades K-3), Thursdays 3:30-4:45PM, September 17 – November 5  Work as a team to make … Continue reading

EcoTarium Programs in September

Worcester’s EcoTarium offers general admission and planetarium shows at half price in September.  This month’s Budding Scientists program (for children ages 4-6 with accompanying adult; free with museum admission) will be on September 3 (10:15AM and 11AM), exploring the sounds … Continue reading

Boys & Girls Club: Curiosity Club for Grades K-1

The John M. Barry Boys & Girls Club will offer Curiosity Club, its new after-school STEM program for Grades K-1, starting September 8, with support from Rockland Trust Charitable Foundation.  See the curriculum and daily schedule.  Program times will vary … Continue reading

Wheelock College: STEM Activity App — via Weekly Emails

Wheelock College’s Aspire Institute offers its STEM Activity App for teachers, parents, and children.  It delivers a Weekly STEM Challenge to engage elementary-school students inside and outside the classroom.  Sign up for free online.

YouthSpark Coding Camp at Microsoft Store, Aug. 17-20

The Microsoft Store at Prudential Center invites experienced coders aged 11 and older to its YouthSpark Smart Game Coding (Intermediate) camp this week, August 17-20, 9-11AM daily.  The focus will be on coding and game creation in Windows App Studio … Continue reading