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/Provincesort icon ZIP/Postal Code Country Organization Name
National Science Foundation Generation Nano: Small Science, Superheros!! Arlington Virginia 22230 United States
ExploraVision Arlington Virginia 22201 United States
Girls In Tech (GTech) Chesapeake Virginia 23321 United States
Ideaventions Reston Virginia 20191 United States
Tech Camp @ STAB Charlottesville Virginia 22903 United States
Girl Go Tech Mechanicsville Virginia United States Girl Scout Commonwealth Council of VA
Game(h)er: Increasing Girls' Interest in Computer Science via Computer Games Arlington Virginia United States Independent
GEMS Conference Reston Virginia United States AAUW Reston-Herndon, VA Branch
Lockheed Martin Alexandria Virginia United States Lockheed Martin
The Wonder Nook Lynchburg Virginia 24503 United States
Team America Rocketry Challenge Arlington Virginia 22209 United States
National Engineering Design Challenge Reston Virginia United States JETS
D.E.B.S. Suffolk Virginia United States D.E.B.S.
CyberPatriot - National Youth Cyber Defense Competition Arlington Virginia 22209 United States
ACTS Engineering Club Charlottesville Virginia United States Albemarle Christian Teaching Support
Computers4Kids Charlottesville Virginia United States Computers4Kids
Explore Engineering Events for High School Girls at Sweet Briar College Sweet Briar Virginia 24595 United States
Destination ImagiNation Virginia Warrenton Virginia United States Destination ImagiNation Virginia
STEM4Girls Virginia Beach Virginia 23452 United States
Documentary Screening: The Big Dream with Activity (Presented by the Mason Game and Technology Academy) Fairfax Virginia 22030 United States
ProjectCSGIRLS Sterling Virginia 20165 United States ProjectCSGIRLS
Climates Changes - Can you? a Virtual Exchange project by MapWorks Learning Falls Church Virginia 22042 United States
Next Century Falls Church Virginia 22042 United States
FIRST Chesapeake dba VirginiaFIRST Mechanicsville Virginia 23111 United States
ExploraVision Arlington Virginia 22201 United States