Acton Boxborough
Science Technology Engineering Art Math

formerly AB Parent Involvement Project STEM

Making Science Fun!

We host + sponsor FREE K-12 STEAM educational events, encourage parent participation and welcome volunteers in Acton + Boxborough, Massachusetts


What's Next?

2024-2025 STEAM Event Plans

AB STEAM is in the planning stages for our 2024-2025 events. Stay tuned to find out about:

2024 Scholarship Winners

Congratulations to our 2024 AB STEAM Scholarship Winners!

AB PIP STEM Co-chairs Dawn Petersen and Karen Pierce presented this year's awards to Mohana Bhuvanagiri, Naty Fantahun, Kimaya Gazula, Owen Pierce, Ajay Raina, and Shruthika Muthukumar Veena. Find out where these AB grads are headed on our Scholarships page.

2024 Previous Events

Thanks for joining the Acton-Boxborough BioBlitz to take inventory of our local wildlife.

A BioBlitz is a race against time to create a snapshot of the variety of life found in a specific location. Wildlife experts and citizen scientists,  find and identify as many species of plants, animals and fungi as possible in the area within a set amount of time. 

Thanks for celebrating AB PIP STEM's 24th anniversary and transition to AB STEAM by attending an astronomy play at Theater III. 

Silent Sky is the true story of 19th-century astronomer Henrietta Leavitt who explored a woman’s place in society during a time of immense scientific discoveries when women’s ideas were often dismissed. 

Looking for STEM or STEAM classes, fairs and events?

Visit our friends at NewtonSTEM for lists of local STEM classes, science fairs, workshops and learning opportunities. Check them out!

Local Nature Guides

Buy a copy of our updated Acton Nature Guide with local plants, birds, invasive plants and a new map of Acton Conservation lands. Acton Nature Guides are great gifts and perfect for self-guided nature walks!

Acton Nature Guides are available for $10 from these local business partners:


Contact Us

Latest STEAM Resources


We welcome donations of any amount to help support AB STEAM activities and events. Your donations may be eligible for matching gifts; ask your employer.

Find Out More + Get Involved!

Interested in STEAM education? AB STEAM welcomes adults and students. 

Attend an event, join our email list, read our brochure, check out the calendar. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram @ ABPIPSTEM

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2023 Acton Water Wise Nature Walk