partnership with local schools and community-based
organizations, the California Science Center developed
the Curator Kids Club (CKC), a science-enrichment program
for children ages 11 to 13. The program targets students from the underserved communities surrounding the California Science Center, providing quality science learning experiences to students who might not otherwise have such an opportunity.
Goals of the Curator Kids Club include:
self-esteem through genuine experiences of success
informal science education as a vehicle to build
basic skills for academic achievement in all disciplines
a life-long interest in learning
Kids Club meets these goals by offering engaging, science-rich
experiences for children throughout the year. Through
guided activities and field trips, children explore the
world and their own potential.
familiarizes students with basic concepts of the life
sciences, physical sciences, and earth sciences, as well as math and technology, social skills and conflict resolution.
Science Center educators and trained young adults participating
in the Community Teen Internship program provide supervision as well
as role models for club members.
CKC offers two sessions in the summer for three weeks each (July and August)
and on selected Saturdays during the school year (October
through April). Applicants
must make the commitment to attend the entire summer
or year-round session.
Download an application for the 2014 Summer Program, which runs from June 23rd - July 11th, 2014 for the first session and July 14th - July 31st, 2014 for the second session.
Completed applications are due to the Education Department by mail, fax, or in person by Friday, May 23rd, 2014 at 5:00 PM.
(You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to view the application)
more information about Curator Kids Club, please
744-7444 or email [email protected].