Community Science Workshops for California

Date: 
Tuesday, August 15, 1995 to Monday, July 31, 2000
Resource Type:
Project Descriptions
Environment Type: 
Public Programs, Community Outreach Programs, Making and Tinkering Programs
Audience: 
Elementary School Children (6-10) | Middle School Children (11-13) | Families | Parents/Caregivers | Museum/ISE Professionals
Discipline: 
Engineering | Life science | Mathematics | Physics
Access and Inclusion: 
Ethnic/Racial
Black/African American Communities
Hispanic/Latinx Communities
Indigenous and Tribal Communities
Organization:
San Francisco State University
Description: 

San Francisco State University is collaborating with MESA of California to replicate the Mission Science Workshop (MSW) model for informal science education to establish 10 self-supporting interactive Community Science Workshops (CSW's) throughout California. The overriding theme for activities at the CSW's is to let children and parents "be" scientists as they explore through the use of interactive exhibits, hands-on building/tinkering activities and content workshops, while at the same time ensuring they learn correct science concepts. Content to be presented is from the areas of Engineering, Life Sciences, Physical Sciences, and Mathematics. The target audience is primarily African-American, Latino, and Native American children in grades K-8 and their families.

Funder(s): 
NSF
Funding Program: 
ISE/AISL
Award Number: 
9552572
Funding Amount: 
3000000

Team Members

Paul FonteynPaul FonteynPrincipal Investigator

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