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Teens: Apply to Join MIT Museum’s Teen Programming Council

The MIT Museum seeks creative, dedicated, and inspired teens to join its new Teen Programming Council.  The Council will host quarterly Teen Science Cafe events at the Museum for teens to connect with MIT researchers.  Council members will also explore … Continue reading

Project Learning Tree Workshop: Environmental Experiences for Early Childhood, Sept. 9

Project Learning Tree will present a professional-development workshop for teachers of ages 3-6 — Environmental Experiences for Early Childhood (PreK-K) — at Great Brook Farm State Park in Carlisle on September 9, 10AM-1:30PM.  Cost is $16 per person.   For questions or to register (by September 2), contact … Continue reading

Empow Studios Programs at Newton JCC and in Lexington

Empow Studios will offer the following programs at the Newton JCC: Empow Tech & Design Camp: Ages 7-13, August 21-25 and August 28-September 1, 9AM-5PM Coding Club — Bridging the Gap from Scratch to Java, Grades 2-8, Sundays this fall, 4:30-6PM … Continue reading

This Month and This Fall: STEM at Newton Community Education

Registration is still available for these Newton Community Education STEM-related courses this month at Newton North HS: Big Dig:  Budding paleontologists, geologists, and archaeologists in Grades K-3. 1-4PM daily. August 7-11. Creative Computing:  Arduino and Raspberry Pi for new and returning … Continue reading

Edge on Science: Space Available for Catapult Engineering, Ages 10-14 at Gann Academy, August 7-11

Edge on Science is offering a $100 discount on remaining spaces in this week’s Catapult Engineering course for ages 10-14, August 7-11 at Gann Academy. Learn how to build a trebuchet and how to use it to knock down a … Continue reading

Register for Destination Imagination 2017-18

Registration is now open for Newton’s Destination Imagination program for the 2017-18 school year.  It’s a volunteer-run STEAM program for Grades K-12. Teams of 2-7 students form in September and address various design challenges (see preview) throughout the year in preparation for regional tournaments … Continue reading

NASA’s Advice on Viewing the August 21 Solar Eclipse

The August 21 solar eclipse will be visible in totality from within a 70-mile-wide band across the United States, from Oregon to South Carolina, for a couple of minutes in each location.  From elsewhere — and before and after those brief … Continue reading

Boston Tech Mom: Tech Events for Kids in August

Boston Tech Mom (“a parent’s guide to raising a future techie”) is a great resource for all things STEM around Boston — including her monthly posts about STEM Events for Kids in Boston. Here’s her August list of STEM events, with her … Continue reading

Newton Free Library STEM Events in August

The Newton Free Library will host the following STEM events in June. Except as noted, space for these events is limited, and you must pick up tickets 15 minutes beforehand at the Children’s Desk. Tuesdays:  Design Squad, 7PM, Grades 5-7. Registration filled. August 1:  KIBO … Continue reading

MIT Women in Chemistry to Host ‘Scientist for a Day!’ for Middle-School Girls, Aug. 19

MIT Women in Chemistry will host its second annual Scientist for a Day! camp for middle-school girls on August 19, 1:00-4:30PM on the MIT campus.  This outreach event will include chemistry demonstrations and hands-on experiments and is open to 30 … Continue reading