Category Archives: Events

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 Gini Traub at Gini.Traub@state.ma.us or 413-584-6788.  Project Learning Tree’s award-winning environmental-education program is sponsored by the Massachusetts Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs.

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 students in Grades 6-8.  9AM-noon daily. August 7-11August 14-18.
  • Mad Science Junior:  Activities to explore science and its impact on the world, for Grades 4-6. 9AM-noon daily. August 7-11August 14-18.
  • Rocket Science 2017:  Design and use the Viking research rocket. Grades 1-4. 9AM-4PM daily. August 7-11, August 21-25.

And you can now register online for these Newton Community Education STEM-related courses this fall:

Classes meeting weekly for elementary school students:

  • 3-D Printing & Design: Grades 3-5; Wednesdays at Bowen; Thursdays at Mason-Rice
  • App Inventors: Grades 3-5; Mondays at Zervas, Tuesdays at Mason-Rice; Thursdays at Bowen; Fridays at Angier
  • Coding with Scratch: Grades 3-5; Mondays at Underwood; Wednesdays at Ward; Thursdays at Peirce; Fridays at Horace Mann
  • Earth, Space, Sea, & Chemistry: Grades 1-3; Mondays at Countryside; Wednesdays at Franklin, Lincoln Eliot, Underwood, and Williams; Thursdays at Horace Mann and Mason Rice; Fridays at Bowen, Burr, and Zervas
  • Girls STEAM Squad: Grades 1-3; Mondays at Bowen and Ward; Thursdays at Franklin and Underwood; Fridays at Cabot (Carr) and Countryside
  • Landscape Architecture: Grades 2-5; Mondays at Mason Rice
  • Learn with LEGOs: Grades K-1; Mondays at Angier; Tuesdays at Bowen and Williams; Wednesdays at Mason Rice; Thursdays at Cabot (Carr), Countryside, and Peirce; Fridays at Franklin, Horace Mann, and Underwood
  • LEGO Master Builders: Grades K-4; October 21 at NSHS
  • Math Mania: Grades 3-5; Mondays at Lincoln Eliot; Tuesdays at Underwood; Wednesdays at Cabot (Carr); Thursdays at Burr; Fridays at Williams
  • Next Gen LEGO Robotics: Grades 3-5; Thursdays at Cabot (Carr); Fridays at Burr and Countryside

Classes meeting weekly for middle-school students:

  • 3-D Print a Cell Phone Stand: Grades 6-8; Fridays at Brown
  • Java Coding with Minecraft Modding: Grades 6-8; Tuesdays at Brown
  • Learn to Code with Scratch: Grades 6-8; Tuesdays at Day

And classes meeting on a few specific dates:

  • Early-Release Science Days: Grades 1-4; September 27, November 2, and December 7 at Bowen, Horace Mann, Underwood, and Zervas
  • Family Night Under the Stars: Ages 7+ with adult; October 27
  • Early-Release Science Days: Grades 1-4; September 27, November 2, and December 7 at Bowen, Horace Mann, Underwood, and Zervas
  •  Volcano Makers: Grades K-4; November 18 at NSHS

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 list of Girls Who Code clubs.

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.

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 girls who will be entering Grades 5-8 in the fall. Here’s a post about last year’s event.  While it’s free, a $10 donation is suggested for the cost of materials. Advance registration is required. To register, you must fill in this online form and also mail in original, signed media release and liability release forms to the address on the online-form page. For more information, email wic-outreach@mit.edu.

Girl Scouts Seek Presenters and Workshops for ‘Geek is GLAM’ Event, Oct. 14

The Girl Scouts of Central and Western Massachusetts, in partnership with Worcester Polytechnic Institute, will host the fifth annual Geek is GLAM STEM expo for girls in Grades 4-8 on Saturday, October 14, 8AM-5:15PM on the WPI campus. They are now seeking participants for:

  • Hands-on, interactive workshops
  • Career-panel workshops
  • Exhibits and demonstrations

as well as donations and sponsors for the event. Sign up soon, so you can be included in the Geek is GLAM publicity when registration opens in late August. More details about participating are in this form, which you can indicate your interest. For more information, email Tammy Breen at TBreen@gscwm.org.

Midsummer Nights’ Science: Free Lectures on Genomics and Medicine at Broad Institute

The Broad Institute hosts Midsummer Nights’ Science, an annual lecture series on genomics and medicine that is free and open to the public.  Registration is required.  This year, the following lectures will be offered on Wednesdays, 6-7PM, at 415 Main Street in Kendall Square, Cambridge:

  • July 12:  Who we are and how we got here:  Ancient DNA and the new science of the human past.  Sold out.
  • July 19:  Pre-malignancies and the prevention of cancer.  Register.
  • July 26:  Precision medicine in diabetes.  Register.
  • August 9:  Robots vs. disease:  How microscopes are aiding the discovery of new medicines.  Register.

Inflatable Planetarium at Newton Free Library STEAM Expo, July 15

The Newton Free Library will hold its 4th annual STEAM Expo for all ages on Saturday, July 15, 12-3PM.  Last year, over 1,500 attended this free gathering of tech enthusiasts, traditional crafters, artists, musicians, educators, tinkerers, hobbyists, museums, engineers, and students. This year’s Expo will include Blue Star Planetarium, a giant inflatable planetarium in which four different shows will be presented, with space for 25 people for each show.  Sign up at the planetarium 30 minutes before each show.

  • 12:15PM:  In My Backyard (Grades K-2)
  • 1PM:  Oasis in Space (Grades 3+)
  • 1:45PM:  Black Holes: The Other Side of Infinity (Grades 6+)
  • 2:30PM  Totality: Lunar and Solar Eclipses (All Ages)

Newton Free Library STEM Events in July

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.

Boston Tech Mom: Tech Events for Kids in July

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 July list of STEM events, with her list of Girls Who Code clubs.