Community Science Workshops for California

August 15th, 1995 - July 31st, 2000 | PROJECT

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.

Project Website(s)

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Team Members

Paul Fonteyn, Principal Investigator, San Francisco State University


Funding Source: NSF
Funding Program: ISE/AISL
Award Number: 9552572
Funding Amount: 3000000


Access and Inclusion: Black | African American Communities | Ethnic | Racial | Hispanic | Latinx Communities | Indigenous and Tribal Communities
Audience: Elementary School Children (6-10) | Families | Middle School Children (11-13) | Museum | ISE Professionals | Parents | Caregivers
Discipline: Engineering | Life science | Mathematics | Physics
Resource Type: Project Descriptions
Environment Type: Community Outreach Programs | Making and Tinkering Programs | Public Programs