Community Connections

Opportunities abound for STEM learning throughout the Capital Region



Introducing STEM@GF — a new website from GLOBALFOUNDRIES designed to inspire today’s students to learn more about the field of semiconductors.  STEM@GF invites schools, parents, teachers and students to connect with all things semiconductor (also known as computer chips) and learn about the technology that powers the digital devices we use every day. Check out STEM@GF today!


At WMHT Home Classroom, you’ll find science, technology, art, math and nature programming and resources—updated weekly—for distance and at home learning. 

Albany CanCode

Throughout the school closure, Albany CanCode is offering free pop-up online coding classes to the general public. Now, K-12 students who are unable to attend school and adults who are unable to work during this challenging time can enrich themselves and build new skills. Videos will be streamed live and available on-demand on Facebook.

Capital Region Chamber

With the rapidly unfolding situation surrounding Coronavirus (COVID-19) and, most specifically, its implications for business, the Chamber is dedicated to providing leadership and resources to help you manage the situation.

Children’s Museum of Science & Technology

Providing an engaging, child-directed science learning environment where children (ages 18 months through the tween years) can learn and grow through play

The Dudley Observatory

The Dudley Observatory strives to be a nationally recognized center
for education and outreach in astronomy, and provides programs designed to bring the wonders of science – particularly astronomy – to people of all ages. During the current school closure, the observatory is offering online recorded or live lessons when possible. Check the Dudley Observatory website for a list of upcoming events and current status, and sign up for an e-newsletter to receive notification of program changes.

Edible Uprising

Learn from Troy, NY farmer Alicia Brown at Edible Uprising how to grow a sweet potato. Follow the WMHT Local Feed blog for more videos like these. Coming soon: earthy explorations such as composting and home gardening. 

Junior Achievement

Junior Achievement is offering K-12 resources including career speaker’s videos for teachers to use as they continue teaching their students during school closures. View Junior Achievement’s resources and videos

Museum of Innovation and Science (miSci)

At miSci, exhibits, programs, and events are designed to inspire people to celebrate and explore science and technology, past present and future.

Schenectady Foundation STEM Alliance /STEMxplor

STEM Alliance/STEMxplorThe STEM Alliance of the Schenectady Foundation collaborates with local business, schools, community and philanthropic organizations to improve access to STEM education and career development opportunities for the area’s under-resourced students.


Siemens is offering a variety of STEM-focused activities for K-12 students. View Siemens’ STEM activities

TechValley Center of Gravity/ThinQubator

Tech Valley Center of Gravity is a makerspace, prototyping center, manufacturing incubator, STEAM education center, community gathering space and creative community. STEAM-Powered Saturdays are online throughout the school closure. Creative, hands-on STEAM-centered (science, technology, engineering, art and mathematics) activities for children ages 4-12 and their families.