Acton Boxborough
Parent Involvement Project
Science Technology Engineering Math

Making Science Fun!

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


What's New?

2023 Acton-Boxborough BioBlitz

Please join us from June 1 through June 15 for the 2023 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 the wider public work together, within a set amount of time, to find and identify as many species of plants, animals and fungi as possible in the area.

How to participate? Download the iNaturalist app on your smartphone and click the Nature of Acton and Boxborough 2023 project. Or visit https://www.inaturalist.org/projects/nature-of-acton-and-boxborough-june-2023.

Find out more about the BioBlitz.

2023 AB PIP STEM Scholarships

Congratulations to our seven AB PIP STEM scholarship recipients! Awards were presented at the ABRHS Scholarship Awards Ceremony to these students for leadership, mentorship and volunteerism at our events. Join us in a round of applause for the following students:

Co-chair: Dawn Peterson (on left)
Co-chair: Karen Pierce (on right)

See previous Scholarship winners!

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:


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Acton-Boxborough PIP welcomes donations of any amount to help support AB PIP STEM activities and events. Your donations may be eligible for matching gifts; ask your employer.

Find Out More + Get Involved!

Interested in STEM education? AB PIP STEM welcomes adults and students. 

Attend a PIP Event, join our email list, read the AB PIP STEM Brochure, check out our calendar. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram @ ABPIPSTEM

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2023 Acton Water Wise Nature Walk