Things to Do
STEM That You Can Do
STEM is all around you! On this page we list events in the Chicagoland area, things you can do at home, and organizations to check out.
Featured STEM Activity
For the Birds!
Observing birds is a great anytime activity. Dress for the weather and take a walk through your neighborhood, or stay cozy in your house and perch yourself near a window. If your family has a pair of binoculars, ask if you can use them. There are apps for identifying birds such as: Smart Bird ID or the Audubon Bird Guide. Check your phone, or the internet for many possibilities. During February, you might even want to participate in the Great Backyard Bird Count
Previously Featured Activities:
After School Clubs and Organizations
So you want to get more involved in STEM? Good for you! There are all sorts of groups where students engage in activities after school and sometimes on weekends. You’ll have fun, new experiences and a chance to make new friends! Here are a sampling organized by grade level. If you have an idea to share send us a note at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Many schools have STEM clubs of some kind. Listen for announcements and look on bulletin boards in classrooms and in the hallway for notices of meetings. If you don’t see any signs of a club, ask your science, math or technology teacher if you can start one. These organizations may give you ideas for your group.
Think you’d like to be a STEMist?
Here’s your chance to get involved in all sorts of actual investigations, alone, with friends, or with your family.
You could also suggest a project to your teacher or Scout leader.
These Citizen Science resources are organized in alphabetical order: