Many months of quarantine have made most of us competent at—or at least resigned to—online substitutes for the activities we used to do in person. Just like school classes, work meetings, family gatherings, and doctor’s appointments, after-school STEM programs for kids and teens have made the transition to an online format. And while online STEM
Are you looking for STEM events and activities this winter? Here are a variety of upcoming free or affordable events—most are virtual for now. I have categorized the events by month and will continue to add to the list as I learn about new opportunities. So, check back and see what’s new! Ongoing Events TechGirlz,
With the arrival of fall, STEM events have started up again for another school year. I’m excited to share some free and affordable online activities for kids and teens that will be taking place in the next few months. These STEM events—many hosted by Boston-area organizations— are usually held in-person. However, this year the events
Now that we’re at home more than ever, it’s all the more important to keep our kids happy and active. After many months of remote learning, Zoom-only visits with grandparents, canceled vacations, and family togetherness, I also know that parents are continuing to search for new high-quality at-home activities that hold their kids’ interest and
I hope you and your family had an enjoyable summer, and found ways to explore together and do fun summer activities while keeping safe. Given the continuing concerns and uncertainty about COVID-19 this fall, I am once again focusing on STEM activities that your kids can do at home rather than in-person programs and classes.
Happy end of the school year! We made it! For long-time readers, you know that I write a monthly post about STEM programs and events around the Boston area. But since the pandemic started, I have shifted much of my focus to at-home STEM activities. As we head into summer vacation, I wanted to continue
Several years ago, when my teenage daughter had aged out of most summer camps but wasn’t ready for a summer job, we tried an at-home summer experiment: we challenged her to pick a few tech projects that she would work on over the summer. It was a success: she researched, chose, and completed her projects,
As we head into summer vacation and many of us are still at home, I have curated a roundup of creative and fun and mostly free STEM activities your kids can do at home. I have included an assortment of opportunities that you can pick and choose from. You will find experiments, science activities, hands-on