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Workshops for Teachers, Community Educators and Parents

Infuse your practice with innovative ideas and strategies to engage students in science learning! Explore activities and materials designed to inspire student-driven inquiry and critical thinking. Grade-level workshops are correlated to both common core and Next Generation Science Standards - plus offer interdisciplinary connections to deepen student understanding. Deepen your own science knowledge and expand your teaching practices by participating in one of our workshops today!


Preschool Hands-on STEM Program

Engage young learners in the discovery of nature and science!  Each of our themed units includes materials for 24 students to explore scientific concepts and create models to demonstrate learning.  We provide a full-day training workshop for each unit, then the materials are yours to keep!  Programs are customizable; your group or school can select one, two, or all seven units.  For group pricing, please contact [email protected].

Current units include:

  • Technology Toolkit
  • I am a Scientist!
  • Balls, Ramps, and Roller Coasters
  • From Seed to Plant
  • 6 Legs, 8 Legs, Many Legs
  • Habitats
  • Build it!


FREE Ascent to Orbit STEM Curriculum

Materials, Technology Toolkit Check Out, Curriculum, and Field Trip Stipend included!

Explore the past, present, and future of space exploration in this hands-on, technology-rich curriculum designed for 4th-8th grade. Teachers apply in groups of four from the same school site. Participating school teams are eligible for classroom materials, ability to check out a technology toolkit, access to curriculum, and a bus transportation stipend per school for a field trip to the California Science Center. Registration is closed for the 2013-2014 school year; please check back with us again next summer!


If you have any questions or need additional information please call Robin Gose, Director of Professional Development at (213) 744-7455, or email [email protected].