Education

Carolyn O'Connor Scholarship

The Cape Ann Chamber of Commerce's Businesswomen’s Committee has established this scholarship to help Cape Ann area women achieve their continuing education and career goals. Carolyn O’Connor was the first chairperson of the Businesswomen’s Committee, a community activist and a previous member of the Gloucester City Council. This scholarship honors her dedication to and involvement with the Businesswomen and the Chamber over the years. Organized in 1986, the Businesswomen’s group is committed to the growth of Cape Ann businesses and the professional development of the Chamber’s women members.

MIT Open Course Ware for High School Students

The MIT Dome Copyright 2007 Eric Baetscher. Open Course Ware FREE.

Did you know that MIT offers a huge catalog of free online courses where you can dive right in and start expanding your horizons right the comfort of your own home? They offer over 2000 courses ranging from Sciences & Humantities to Management & Engineering. The courses are open to anybody who wishes to try them. MIT has also developed a course selection for teens looking to get a taste of what MIT has to offer, become better students and help them prepare for their AP exams.

Shark Week at Maritime Gloucester

Learn about sharks all week long at Maritime Gloucester!

Maritime Gloucester as their own version of Shark Week! Come learn about sharks and their cousins all week long with fun activities and educational sessions! Draw a life shark in the chalkquarium, learn about plankton feeders and find out some of the strange facts about sharks that set this species apart from the rest of the creatures in the sea!

Lowe's Want to Give $5k to Your Kid's School!

Lowe's Toolbox for Education is a grant program for public schools

Could the school your child attends use $5000? This year, Lowe's is looking to give out $5,000,000 in grants to 1000 public schools and public school pta groups in the United States and they want to hear from you to see if your child's school is eligible!  In minutes you can fill out a grant application and submit it for review. The Spring 2013 cycle is now open. The deadline for submitting applications for this grant cycle is February 15, 2013 5pm EST. However, if 1500 applications are received before the application deadline, then the application process will close.

Geography Awareness Week

Explore your own community as part of Geography Awareness Week!

Did you know that this week is National Geographic's Geography Awareness Week? NG is challenging you to gain a better understanding of your own community through studying it's geography! Kids are encouraged to form teams of friends and family to explore their own neighborhood with NG's 'Mission: Explore' guidelines. Using the guidelines, team members will develop and improve geography skills: storytelling, photography, mapping and becoming involved.

Amazing Alex is More than a Game

Amazing Alex teaches kids problem solving skills and encourages them to share

Amazing Alex is a wonderful app for smart devices that was created by the makers of Angry Birds. It's premise is to figure out 'Rube Goldberg' like puzzles that will get you the most stars and move you onto the next level. Kids will develop problem solving skills while playing, as well as learn math, physics and geometry in a fun way that will keep kids engaged and learning for hours. 

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