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STEAM Opportunities for Fairfax County Youth

There's a World of STEAM Activity in Fairfax County

Fairfax County Public Schools

Fairfax County Public School students have access to many STEAM resources. Learn more about the opportunities available from the FCPS Academic Overview. Students have access to many STEAM education opportunities that can be integrated into academic and career plans by students in grades 6–12.

Additional resources for FCPS middle and high school opportunities:

Fairfax County Public School's Office of Business and Community Partnerships offers opportunities to partner with FCPS schools.

Check out the FCPS STEAM Twitter feed.

Out of School Time Programs

Neighborhood and Community Services

NCS Technology Programs provide technology activities, training and education for all ages at recreation centers around the county. See a student demonstrate a solution to a safety problem.

Fairfax County Public Library

There is a wide range of STEM programming advertised on the Fairfax County Public Library Event Calendar, Facebook page and Twitter feed.

Fairfax County Park Authority

Offers individual and group classes, activities and camps on STEAM topics. Register online and be sure to check out FCPA's Facebook and Twitter feeds.


NOVA SySTEMic, based at Northern Virginia Community College, offers STEAM programs for students in grades 4-12. Check them out on Facebook and Twitter.

George Mason University

The Volgenau School of Engineering at George Mason University offers STEAM outreach programs for students in middle school and older. You can find out more about their programs on their website or Facebook.


Nova Labs

Nova Labs is a makerspace in Reston, which offers access to tools and programs for high school students and adults. See what they have to offer on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Qualcomm Thinkabit Lab

Thinkabit Lab, on the campus of the Virginia Tech - Northern Virginia Center in Falls Church, is a place where students are exposed to hands-on STEAM activities and careers. Check them out on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Children's Science Center

Children's Science Center is a non-profit, interactive children's science museum at Fair Oaks Mall, offering hands-on STEAM exhibits and activities. Take a look at their exhibits and programs on Facebook or Twitter.

Digital Harbor

Located in Baltimore, Digital Harbor Foundation offers STEAM activities to students and families in Baltimore City, as well as STEAM training for educators.


Fairfax Futures

Fairfax Futures is a non-profit organization with the goal of raising awareness and building support for quality early childhood education and school readiness in Fairfax County. Learn more about their work with STEAM in Early Childhood Education on Facebook and Twitter.

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