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STEM Opportunities for Fairfax County Youth

Environmental Science

Environmental science is a field of science that studies the relationships between the living and non-living parts of an ecosystem. Environmental scientists focus on specific subjects like understanding earth processes, energy systems, pollution control, natural resources, or how humans may impact our environment, such as through global climate change.

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Fairfax County Public Schools 

Fairfax County Public Works  


Robotics can be a fun and challenging way for kids of all ages to learn the problem-solving and team-building skills involved in STEM. Robotics offers the opportunity to participate in competitions at the local, regional and national level.  To identify opportunities to participate in robotics, contact your local school or visit any of these websites:


VEX Robotics


First Lego League



Coding is the skill used to write computer software, apps and websites.  Here are some resources to learn more about coding:  

FCPS Coding Resources

Girls Who Code

App Inventor




A makerspace is a collaborative work space inside a school, library or separate public/private facility for making, learning and exploring. They offer a wide range of tools, from high-tech to no-tech.

Nova Labs

Neighborhood and Community Services Clubhouse Network


CyberPatriot Program

CyberPatriot is a National Youth Cyber Education Program created by the Air Force Association (AFA) to inspire K-12 students toward careers in cybersecurity or other science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) disciplines critical to our nation's future.

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