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


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2024 Acton-Boxborough BioBlitz

Please join us from April 26 through May 6 for the Acton-Boxborough BioBlitz to take inventory of our local wildlife during Earth Month.

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. What kind of wildlife lives here? Let’s find out!

How to participate? Download the iNaturalist app on your smartphone, search for projects and click the Nature of Acton and Boxborough April 2024 project. 

Astronomers: don't miss Silent Sky at Theater III in Acton

Join us to celebrate AB PIP STEM's 25th anniversary and transition to AB STEAM by attending an astronomy play at Theater III in Acton on Saturday, April 27 at 8pm. 

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. 

Find out more about the play plus other dates and times for this performance.

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:


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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