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For the Community

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Our Program

Get Out in Nature: A Community Scavenger Hunt

The Center for the Advancement in STEM Education (CASE) is hosting a FREE yearlong scavenger hunt for participants of all ages, to encourage the community to "Get Out in Nature." Teams of up to 8 members will explore selected trails, parks, and nature reserves within Eastern Massachusetts, and earn points by completing new missions each month. A monthly prize will be awarded as well as 3 grand prizes at the end of the program. Play the game for 1, 2 or all 12 months!

Open Lab Night

The Center for the Advancement of STEM Education (CASE) invites you to Open Lab Night 2023, an event for the entire community, especially K-12 students. Open Lab Night features STEM activities and demonstrations. This event is free and open to the public. Registration is required. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Parking is available in the Bridgewater State University Parking Garage.

Date: Wednesday, November 8, 2023 5:00 – 8:00 PM. The BSU Observatory may be open until 9:00 PM (weather permitting).
Location: 24 Park Ave., Science and Mathematics Center
Registration for Open Lab Night is now closed.

Please contact with any questions

Darwin Day

Darwin Day is in person this year! This day is an international celebration of Darwin’s theory of evolution as well as a day dedicated to science communication and outreach, celebrated on or near the birthday of Charles Darwin. For the 2024 celebration, Bridgewater State University will have a community lecture.

Keynote Speaker: Toni Lyn Morelli, PhD
Research  Ecologist U.S. Geological Survey

Dr. Morelli is a research ecologist at the Northeast Climate Adaptation Science Center. Her research expertise includes landscape and species conservation, climate adaptation, translational ecology, and mammal vulnerability.

Date: Friday, February 16, 2024
Time: 4:00 PM
Location: DMF Science and Mathematics Center Room 120

The event is open to the public. Registration for the community lecture is required.

Math Kangaroo

Math Kangaroo is a competition for students in grades 1 through 12. The atmosphere is fun and encouraging and all participants receive a T-shirt, pencil, certificate and a toy. The heart of the competition is the 75 minute multiple-choice test. There are 24 questions for students in grades 1 through 4, and 30 for grades 5 and up. Stay tuned for more information about the 2021 Math Kangaroo Competition."

Greenlight for Girls

Greenlight for Girls is an international organization dedicated to inspire girls of all ages and backgrounds to pursue STEM subjects — Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics — by introducing them to the world of science in fun and exciting ways. The Center for the Advancement of STEM Education and the College of Education at Bridgewater State University partner with Greenlight for Girls to offer a Greenlight for Girls STEM event, where we welcome 150 girls (aged 11-15) from local communities to join us for an exciting day filled with hands-on science & technology workshops guided by STEM role model professionals, BSU faculty and staff. 

BSU Observatory

The BSU Observatory offers public viewing nights during the Fall and Spring semesters. The Observatory staff will show you constellations, planets, stars, nebulae, galaxies and star clusters, and will be happy to answer any questions you have about astronomy. 

Engage In Math

Engage in Math programs for teachers, students and parents unlock the world of engaging mathematics through creative problem solving, puzzles, and games. While playing games, people of all ages can develop and use more complex levels of reasoning than in any other situation. 

Watershed Access Lab

Watershed Access Lab provides numerous opportunities for community members to access training to enhance learning of watershed stewardship and environmental science.