Maker Monday: 3 DIY birdfeeders

It’s a great time to consider feeding birds who stay with us all winter long.

3 free, innovative ways for kids to get the best of nature in Pittsburgh

Time spent outdoors can promote physical activity, which in turn improves focus and reduces anxiety. These innovative new Pittsburgh programs will get your kids to embrace nature.

Lights On Afterschool: Kids can choose from 65 free quality events in Pittsburgh

Led by longtime chairman Arnold Schwarzenegger, more than 8,000 Lights On Afterschool rallies are held annually. 

Maker Monday: Creepy Climbing Creatures

This is a cool STEAM project as kids consider the engineering mechanics of how to put them together.

Amgen and Citizen Science Lab launch biotech training for Pittsburgh teachers and kids

“Our goal is to create classroom experiences that will inspire students and ignite their interest in careers in science.”

Maker Monday: Balloon-Powered Racers

This STEM activity is a simple way to illustrate Newton’s Third Law of Motion: For every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction.

New Glimcher Tech & Design Hub combines the latest and greatest in STEM education

“You see levels of engagement from students go up as they start tinkering and making things.”

5 reasons to get kids wrapped up in ‘Mummies of the World’ in Pittsburgh

Kids will be captivated by hands-on interactive stations, cutting-edge 3-D animation and state-of-the-art multimedia.

9 behind-the-scenes Pittsburgh tours your kids will love

Love exploring Pittsburgh? Then you — and your kids — will enjoy these educational and fascinating behind-the-scenes tours.

CMU Computer Science Academy debuts new (and free) high school coding curriculum

“We’re excited to do what we can to help make a difference in this space.”

‘Give us some hope!’ Pittsburgh kids join world forces in the Global Climate Strike

“Kids are finding their own voices. They’re not afraid to get up in front of a crowd and say what they know is true.”

Youthquake 2030 gathers Pittsburgh’s young movers and shakers to discuss sustainability

With Youthquake 2030, Covestro drew on teen energy for ideas on sustainability.

What’s new in Pittsburgh school districts this year? Check it out here.

New programming, new initiatives and brand spanking new buildings add up to an exciting school year.

STEAM-based Mars Discovery Center in the works with NASA partnership and $1 million grant

The Mars mayor doesn’t believe in little green men, but he’s a big fan of Martians.

Pittsburgh high school kids are helping researchers find a cure for cancer

“There’s a lot of messy, unglamorous details of being in the lab. You love it more for all the little tidbits.”

Maker Monday: Blooming Water Lilies

Place them in a shallow bowl of water and watch them open right before your eyes.

6 reasons teens geek out over PhenomeCON, a free fandom convention

The day-long, teen-only event fills the schedule with gaming, hands-on activities and interactive fandom fun.

Teen manufacturing summer camps set the stage for Pittsburgh’s future machinists

“We’re trying to attract a different group of individuals to manufacturing.”

Student-led drive pushes Woodland Hills to pass climate change resolution

Fifty-four school districts have passed climate actions since 2017, but Woodland Hills is the first in Pennsylvania.

Maker Monday: Forky Knifey Family

Like many fans who saw “Toy Story 4,” we rushed home and tore through our maker bins to find supplies needed to recreate Forky and Knifey.

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