AB PIP STEM
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.
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:
Alison Yee, Wentworth Institute of Technology
Mariana Maranga, Wellesley College
Anya Mittal, University of Pennsylvania
Sidarth Krishna (not pictured, is a member of the science team, attending Nationals!)
Sunaina Tipirneni, University of Illinois
Emma Liu, Brandeis University
Grace Hart, University of New Hampshire
Co-chair: Dawn Peterson (on left)
Co-chair: Karen Pierce (on right)
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:
Kitchen Outfitters in Acton Woods Plaza https://www.kitchen-outfitters.com
Silver Unicorn Bookstore in West Acton https://www.silverunicornbooks.com
Pedal Power Bike & Ski on Rt 2A, Acton https://www.pedpow.com
Karen Pierce Co-chair
Dawn Peterson Co-chair
KJ (Karen) Herther Coach & Co-chair Emerita
Latest STEM Resources
Check out local events from our friends at Newton STEM for information about star parties, lego tournaments, nature walks, Cool Science art competitions + more.
See our virtual events and STEM resources.
Get involved with nature: take advantage of Acton's Trails at the Arboretum and the Trail Through Time. Great for all ages.
Our pre-Covid events included Market Math, Star Party, Nature Walks, DiscoverSTEM Science Fair, STEM Book Club, Family Math Game Night and Night of Code. Watch this space!
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.
Please make checks payable to:
Acton-Boxborough Schools/AB PIP STEM
Please send checks to:
15 Charter Road
Acton, MA 01720
Attention: AB PIP STEM Representative
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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