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Berkshire STEM Week

Part of Massachusetts State STEM Week

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Schedule of Events

Monday October 22nd

9:30 AM - 12:00 PM – Homeschool Family Day at the Berkshire Museum

10:00 AM - 11:30 AM – Busy Bee Playgroup at Williamstown Youth Center by the Family Center of Northern Berkshire

3:00 PM - 3:45 PM - Grade 5 Science MCAS Deep Dive:Unpacking Your 2018 STE Results webinar
If participants can't make the live session they can sign up anyway and a link to a recording will be sent afterwards

3:30 PM – Powerful Teaching: Unleash the Science of Learning with Pooja Agarwal – MCLA, Feigenbaum Center for Science and Innovation Rm. 121

5:00 PM - 7:30 PM – STEM Open House at the North Adams Public Library

6:00 PM - 7:00 PM – MassTeach/STEM Starter Academy STEM Educator Open House at Berkshire Community College

Tuesday October 23rd

9:00 AM - 11:00 AM – Mursion Lab Simulator Open House – MCLA, Murdock 321

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM – Preschool Playgroup at the Family Center of Northern Berkshire in North Adams

3:00 PM - 3:45 PM - Grade 8 Science MCAS Data Deep Dive: Unpacking Your 2018 STE Results webinar
If participants can't make the live session they can sign up anyway and a link to a recording will be sent afterwards

4:00 PM - 6:00 PM – Regional Science Resource Center Open House – MCLA, Feigenbaum Center for Science and Innovation Atrium

Wednesday October 24th

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM – Toddler Playgroup at the Family Center of Northern Berkshire in North Adams

12:00 PM - 1:30 PM – STEM Café at Berkshire Community College hosted by STEM Starter Academy

1:00 PM - 1:45 PM - How to create a culture of thinking in the K-8 Classroom webinar  
If participants can't make the live session they can sign up anyway and a link to a recording will be sent afterwards

3:30 PM - 5:30 PM – General Dynamics Mission Systems Engineering Expo – MCLA, Feigenbaum Center for Science and Innovation Atrium

5:00 PM - 8:00 PM – #MySTEMStory: A Networking Event for Women in STEM at UMass Center, Springfield

5:30 PM - 7:30 PM – Flying Cloud Institute STEAM Team Challenge – Hancock Shaker Village

Thursday October 25th

3:30 PM - 5:30 PM – Who Said it had to be a Go Cart?: Going Places with Fabmaker Studio – MCLA Feigenbaum Center for Science and Innovation

Friday October 26th

9:00 AM - 11:00 AM – Monument Valley Middle School’s i2 Learning STEM Week Final Showcase.

  Anyone interested in seeing i2 Learning STEM Week in action are welcome to visit the school during the week.   Contact Miles Wheat, miles.wheat@bhrsd.org, to set up a time 

Saturday October 27th

10:00 AM - 4:00 PM – Halloween at Hancock – Hancock Shaker Village
Children under 12 are FREE!

6:00 PM - 7:00 PM – Flashlight Scavenger Hunt at  the Berkshire Museum, Pittsfield

All Week Opportunities

The Following Libraries will have STEM Book displays! Check in with them about other opportunities:

Berkshire Atheneum - Pittsfield
Bushnell-Sage Library - Sheffield
Lenox Library - Lenox
Mason Public Library - Great Barrington
Milne Public Library - Williamstown
New Marlborough Library - Mill River
North Adams Public Library - North Adams

Our local Mass Audubon locations a great place to explore nature and talk with kids about a variety of STEM topics! Visit the

Mass MoCA provides STEM themed tours of the museum - Contact Emily Ross for more information and to set up a tour 

Images Cinema in Williamstown is showing Science Fair, a documentary that follows nine high schools students from around the globe as they compete at the International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF). The regional fair held at MCLA send students to ISEF every year! Click HERE for showtimes! 

Keep the fun Going!

Monday, October 29th

12:00 PM - STEM Forum: Reintroducing Cliff Swallows to Western Massachusetts – Berkshire Community College, Melville 317

Tuesday, October 30th

WMass Life Sciences Career Exploration Day @ UMass Amherst will bring students from 12-13 western Mass public high schools together for a morning of career exploration with some 25-30 industry professionals

Tuesday, November 6th

Berkshire Superintendents' Round Table and Flying Cloud Institute present teacher PD Day at Taconic High School. Features a STEM Breakout Session

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