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.


10 cool ideas from the 2014 STEM Symposium

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Last week, staff from the Watsonville and Sanger Science Workshops came with us to the 2nd annual 2014 STEM Symposium in San Diego, CA. Similar to last year, we set-up a “Share-Fair” booth with CSW projects and information, and we gave two break-out presentations as part of the conference (for a similar presentation on the CSW Network see this video). Staff …

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Find us at the STEM Symposium in San Diego, CA Monday 9/22 – Tuesday 9/23


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Watsonville CSW Hiring Site Director

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The Watsonville Environmental Science Workshop [ESW] is hiring for the Site Director Position. (full job description here). The deadline to apply is October 2nd. Please share widely!              

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Humpback Whale Dig Part 1 & 2

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This past May, a Humpback whale carcass was found washed up near Pescadero, CA. Dan Sudran of the Mission Science Workshop organized permits and digs with the Greenfield and Watsonville Science Workshops to unearth the bones and add them to our traveling and workshop collections. The young humpback was about 25 feet long, and (sadly) was killed by a group …

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CSW Summer Camping 2014

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This summer, the annual CSW summer camping trip brought kids from Watsonville and Greenfield together in Henry Cowell Redwoods state park in Santa Cruz, CA.  Kids ages seven through eighteen worked together to set up camp, checked out local fauna and flora in the nature center, explored a historic steam railyard, made candles, hiked through old-growth redwoods, and swam in …

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New Videos Showcasing CSW in Tinkering Network

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The CSW Network is a member of the California Tinkering Afterschool Network together with the Exploratorium, the Discovery Cube, and Techbridge.  CSW staff members from Watsonville and Fresno recently attended a Tinkering training hosted by the Exploratorium’s Tinkering Studio which you can check out in these great videos! A child’s chain-reaction dream come true!

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