The Connectory Logo and Airplane Child

The Connectory, operated and managed by the National Girls Collaborative, was developed so parents and other caregivers could find local STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics) education opportunities for the kids in their lives. It was also created with program providers in mind, providing the means for discovering new partners as well as ways to showcase the STEAM opportunities that providers are offering for youth. It's free to use!

Families and Caregivers: The Connectory features a range of STEAM opportunities for K-12 youth, including afterschool clubs, summer camps, citizen science events, Maker Fairs, and upcoming one-day events. Browse all the STEAM opportunities near you or narrow your search using advanced filters, such as by topic, location, age, or type of opportunity.

Program Providers: Programs are listed on the Partner Search page (you must be logged in to view), which is only viewable by other program providers and is there to aid collaboration. There, you can search for partners by using keywords and filter your search results by location or distance, collaboration interest, resources available, and resources needed. By “resources,” we mean the assets that programs have or are looking for, such as girls or boys interested in STEAM, STEAM curriculum, and/or access to tools, equipment, or computers.

Getting Started Guide: The Getting Started Guide is online and provides instructions for creating an account and adding your program provider details and associated opportunities.

Contact with questions.

Program title City State/Province ZIP/Postal Codesort icon Country Organization Name
Spark!Lab Invent It Challenge Washington District Of Columbia 20013 United States
Leadership Initiatives Youth Development Programs Washington District Of Columbia 20016 United States
Techbridge Girls D.C. Washington District Of Columbia 20024 United States
Tahitian Pearl Project (Pearl Project Extension) Washington District Of Columbia 20024 United States
Cupcakes 'n Code Aldie Virginia 20105 United States
ProjectCSGIRLS Sterling Virginia 20165 United States ProjectCSGIRLS
Higher Orbits - Go For Launch! Leesburg Virginia 20177 United States
Ideaventions Reston Virginia 20191 United States
National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution Washington District Of Columbia 20560 United States
College of Southern Maryland Engineer Like A Girl La Plata Maryland 20646 United States
International Space Apps Challenge/NASA Laurel Maryland 20723 United States
NanoDays 2010 Laurel Maryland 20724 United States
Women in Engineering at the University of Maryland's KEYs to Empowering Youth Program College Park Maryland 20742 United States
STEM Innovation Spark Her (STEMisHER) Glenn Dale Maryland 20769 United States
Urban Video Game Academy Afterschool Upper Marlboro Maryland 20774 United States
Cross Agency Connection (CAC)-STEM for Girls (Pearl Project Extention) Hyattsville Maryland 20785 United States
KID Museum Bethesda Maryland 20817 United States
KID Museum's KIDFest Bethesda Maryland 20817 United States
Robotics Engineering and Game Play Summer Camp Bethesda Maryland 20817 United States
Robotics Engineering & Game Play Camp Bethesda Maryland 20817 United States
KID Museum Bethesda Maryland 20817 United States
Pathevo STEM education and career planning software Rockville Maryland 20850 United States Owen Software
Clifton Park Academy Silver Spring Maryland 20903 United States
Mad Science Silver Spring Maryland 20904 United States
Adventures with Robots' Girls Get Science Silver Spring Maryland 20906 United States