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STEM Activities and Resources

Check the STEM Calendar for upcoming activities and events.


For students

Region I High School Science Fair and Region I Middle School Science Fair

Robotics Camp at MCLA, a mix of fun science projects and fun summer activities like games and swimming

First Robotics, programs and competitions engaging K-12 students in varied aspects of robotics that can lead to college scholarships 

Berkshire BioBlitz an action-packed 24 hours when scientists and the public participate in surveying the flora and fauna on Mt. Greylock

Junior Solar Sprint, a design engineering challenge where students in fifth through eighth grade design and create model solar electric race cars

Youth Environmental Summit (YES) where students from grades 3 through high school have the opportunity to present the findings of their environmental projects to their peers

Expanding Your Horizons Science and Mathematics conferences nurture girls' interest in science and math courses to encourage them to consider careers in science, technology, engineering, and math

Regional Career Fair hosted by Berkshire Community College



For teachers

The Regional Science Resource Center at MCLA provides supplies and resources for STEM-related programs.

The Berkshire Environmental Resource Center (BERC) at MCLA promotes environmental awareness, preservation, and sustainability, and serves as a resource center for students, faculty, and the community.

Upper Housatonic River Valley Experience, a workshop for middle and high school teachers of History, Social Studies, English, Science, Business, and Industrial Technology helps participants develop standards-based lessons related to the valley that integrate contextual applications and motivational instructional strategies.

STARLAB, an inflatable Planetarium with a FiberArc projector, is available to Berkshire County teachers.

NASA's STEM Program for Teachers, for STEM Educators interested in bringing aeronautics modeling and simulation to the classroom.