Learning went both ways at Williams College's Summer Science Lab this month.
"One of my interns said this morning, 'The kids were my teachers this week as well,' " lab director Stephen Bechtel said last week.
Instead enjoying some off time in July, some 300 pupils are spending the month eagerly learning science at the North Adams Public School Science Summer Camp.
This year's theme is "Kid Commotion to Save the Ocean."
Noella Carlow, the school system's 21st Century site coordinator, said the children spend seven hours a day at Brayton Elementary learning about the ocean and leadership skills during the four-week program
As Flying Cloudís founder and first executive director, Burke has overseen the organizationís growth from an inventive experiment on a family farm in New Marlborough to a highly respected and effective educational force reaching more than 3,500 young people and hundreds of teachers through science and arts programs in schools and through other local partners throughout Berkshire County.
Over the next five years, the education team at Boston public media producer WGBH will receive approximately $10 million from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) to develop new STEM instructional models and digital media tools.
C.T. Plunkett Elementary School students embarked on a two-month STEM enrichment after school program focused on robotics, chemistry, programing and much more.
Students grades three through five have been spending Wednesday afternoon learning about science from multiple perspectives.
Michael Arace remembers attending educational workshops provided by General Electric as a child and it inspired him to become an engineer.
Now a lead mechanical engineer at General Dynamics, he's hoping to inspire children to pursue careers in the field.
Armed with Slinkys and a microphone, James Holmes' Grade 6 science class taught second-graders about waves.
Holmes said pupils planned their lessons from the ground up prior to Tuesday's class at Colgrove Park Elementary School.