Million Girls Moonshot – May 2023 Resources

Vermont Afterschool is proud to be part of the Million Girls Moonshot initiative, working to inspire and prepare the next generation of innovators by engaging one million more girls in STEM learning opportunities through OST programs over the next five years. The Million Girls Moonshot is an initiative of the STEM Next Opportunity Fund. The Million Girls Moonshot seeks to re-imagine who can engineer, who can build, who can make. See below for some information and resources that can help advance this goal!

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This month, MGM celebrates Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month (AAPI Heritage Month). Our country owes a lot of our success to many hardworking, innovative AAPI computer scientists, engineers, and other STEM professionals. These assets will support Networks and program providers as they pay tribute to and highlight a host of AAPI professionals who have contributed to the STEM fields.

If/Then Ambassadors


  • Engineering is Elementary’s NASA Partnership – This activity toolkit features free NASA-funded, research-based and classroom-tested STEM resources for students in grades 3-8. They are designed to support students’ understanding of space, while helping them see themselves as capable problem solvers.
  • Science Experiments for Spring – Celebrate spring with 26 free hands-on science and engineering lessons, projects, and activities related to spring weather, flowers, plants, and more!
  • Smithsonian Science for Makerspaces – Inspired by Smithsonian Science for the Classroom, this series of engineering design challenges engage youth in emerging technologies through hands-on learning. Activities bridge formal science education and the makerspace movement by helping educators and teachers engage with digital and physical technologies within the context of STEAM by asking them to make something new.


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