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OST STEM Experience

The Connecticut Science Center and CT Network for Children and Youth (CTNCY) are thrilled to offer a brand-new series of workshops centered around developing skills, expertise, and programming to assist afterschool providers in creating meaningful, fun STEM experiences and engagement opportunities for students.

We know your time is very valuable, stipends will be offered to all participants to cover their time and travel. In addition to the stipend, participants will leave these workshops with actionable skills and strategies. After the ‘Building Playful Learning Units,’ participants will be equipped with full curriculum units, all resources and materials required to carry them out. 

Building Playful Learning Units (Workshop Series)

3 half-day workshops with the STEM Education team from the Connecticut Science Center to build 3 separate, unique STEM learning series to take back to your programs and share with your students. These units will be fun, hands-on STEM experiences that provide play-based learning opportunities for students aimed at increasing student engagement, co-designed with you. Come to just one or all three. Each day will focus on a new topic. 

  • Friday, January 19th, 9:30 – 12:30 PM at the Connecticut Science Center (Registration deadline: January 16, 2024)
  • Friday, March 8th, 9:30 – 12:30 PM at a TBD location in Fairfield County (Registration deadline: March 5, 2024)
  • Friday, April 26th, 9:30 – 12:30 PM at the Connecticut Science Center (Registration deadline: April 23, 2024)

Stipends will be provided.

Navigating STEM: An Introduction to STEM Engagement in Afterschool Settings (Mini-Conference)

Specifically designed for out-of-school program staff, we will be hosting a mini-conference at the Connecticut Science Center to help program staff integrate more joyful, engaging STEM Learning experiences into existing curriculum. We will explore multiple ways to immediately begin taking your STEM experiences to the next level by increasing your knowledge, understanding, and confidence with STEM to better engage students. 

  • Friday, February 9th, 10:00 – 2:00 PM at the CT Science Center (Registration deadline: February 6, 2024)

Stipends and Lunch will be provided. 

If you are interested in attending, please complete this registration form. If you have any questions, please reach out to Megan Ramer at (860) 520-2109 or

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