Contests, Experiences and More

Doodle for Google

Doodle for Google

Use your imagination to create a Google Doodle based on what inner strength means to you. One National Winner's artwork will be displayed on Google for one day, along with a $30k college scholarship, $50k technology package for their school/non-profit, Google Hardware, and fun Googley swag! Four other National Winners will also receive prizes.

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Save the Frogs! Art Contest

Save the Frogs! Art Contest

The SAVE THE FROGS! Art Contest invites you to create your coolest frog artwork. The contest will raise awareness of the amphibian extinction problem by getting people involved and interested, and the artwork will be used on t-shirts, stickers and posters, and in greeting cards and books, to both publicize our cause and raise money for SAVE THE FROGS! amphibian conservation efforts. The contest runs through November 1, 2021.

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Virginia PTA’s Citizenship Essay Project

Virginia PTA’s Citizenship Essay Project

Open to grades K-12 at schools with good PTA/PTSA in Good Standing. The 2020-2021 theme is "How do we stand together while so far apart?"

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George Mason University Summer Camps and Youth Programs

George Mason University Summer Camps and Youth Programs

George Mason University offers summer camps and opportunities for elementary to high school students and includes various topics and different campus locations. Check out their 2021 camps and events for this summer!

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Ranger Rick’s Photo Contest for Kids

Ranger Rick’s Photo Contest for Kids

Enter your best nature shots online with a parent. Ages 5-13. Easy online entry each month.

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NASA Grades 5-8 Student Site

NASA Grades 5-8 Student Site

Hand on projects, NASA Career Corner, Contests and Things to Do. Note: Essay contest deadline is February 21, 2021.

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Virginia Department of Forestry

Virginia Department of Forestry

2021 opportunities and information will be listed in early 2021.** Learn more about Virginia Forests through these activities and materials for Kids and Families.

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USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service

USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service

Set up a backyard conservation area with help from the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service.  From creating a backyard pond, planting trees, and creating a wildlife habitat, these activity sheets get you involved in nature. Conservation guide pages 1-14;  pages 15-28.

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Virginia State Parks Programs

Virginia State Parks Programs

Explore what is happening at your favorite Virginia State Park from photography and papermaking to building a bird or bat house. Check out what is happening near you.

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The Kids Science Challenges

The Kids Science Challenges

A project made possible by the National Science Foundation, this site has over 50 science challenges for students to do at home or at school! Includes videos and printables with instructions and directions.  Bring science into any home with these great challenges! Teacher and Parent page here!

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Kids Science Career Videos

Kids Science Career Videos

Sponsored by the Kids Science Challenge, these videos show real life scientists at work!

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Virginia Institute of Marine Science Programs for Elementary and Middle School Students

Virginia Institute of Marine Science Programs for Elementary and Middle School Students

From family activities to summer camps check out these opportunities.

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