Welcome to the Community Science Workshop Network!

The Community Science Workshop Network is a California 501c3 nonprofit organization whose mission is to serve as a powerful advocate and resource for Community Science Workshops, providing opportunities for youth to tinker, make, and explore their world through science in under-served communities across California.


Excelsior Science Workshop in SF Now Hiring

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The Excelsior Science Workshop, a program of Mission Science Workshop which is a fiscally sponsored project of Community Initiatives, is hiring a new full-time educator and outreach coordinator.  This is an exciting opportunity to teach informal science in an innovative, hands-on environment serving low-income youth in San Francisco.  See the job description below and apply today! JOB DESCRIPTION FOR FULL-TIME SCIENCE …

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Guest Training from NGCP: Doing Science #LikeAGirl

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Community Science Workshops care very much about engaging girls in science and STEM activities, and our workshops employ a variety of different methods for removing barriers to access and participation. This past weekend we got to spend the day with a group of wonderful trainers from the National Girls Collaborative Project (NGCP), and share strategies and learn about new resources …

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Watsonville CSW featured in bay area news outlets

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Reprinted with from Contra Costa Times Watsonville workshop lures young Latinos into science By Kim Smuga-Otto ksmugaotto@mercurynews.com Martin Moreira, right, helps Pancho Gonzalez, 14, of Watsonville, assemble a low-rider bicycle as Jocelyn Arenas, 10, works on a doghouse she is building at the Watsonville Environmental Science Workshop in Watsonville, Calif., Thursday, Jan. 8, 2014. The workshop has been quietly introducing …

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Supporting Up and Coming CSW Leaders

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“How does the Community Science Workshop help with or address gang prevention in the community?” “Are you an after-school program?” CSW staff are frequently asked these questions, which can be tricky to answer because of the unique nature of the Community Science Workshop (see What is a CSW? page for more info). Last week we offered a special training specifically to …

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New Posts from our Friends with CA Tinkering Network

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We thought we’d share these great posts from our colleagues in the California Tinkering Network. The CSW Network is a participating member of “CTAN” as we call it, along with Techbridge, who authored the piece below on Huffington Post Blog. We fully agree that partnering with schools, hiring staff and role models, and working closely with families is key! Want to …

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Linking CSW activities to NGSS Standards

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The CSW Network recently had the chance to present its online project database to science teachers in the Pajaro Valley School District, and give a sneak-peak of our upcoming spreadsheet linking CSW projects to NGSS curriculum standards. Our current project write-ups (available as PDFs with each project) include links to California State Science Standards in addition to detailed photographs and step-by-step instructions, …

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