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.


CSW Network featured on Makezine: Finding Starter Projects

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From Makezine.com, By Michelle “Binka” Hlubinka, Posted October 3rd, 2014 Finding Starter Projects: Project Sets Teachers are looking for projects to get their kids into the Maker movement! Today, we share project sets carefully selected by a few of the many groups who care deeply about making. Together, each of these sets take a stab at something of a “curriculum” — or, if that word makes …

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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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Network-wide CSW Training in the Redwoods

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On August 23rd, 2014, the CSW Network convened workshop staff from across California to tinker, reflect, problem-solve, and enjoy nature! All 28 staff had a blast switching roles and building a giant Rube Goldberg machine in Dan’s backyard:                       Staff members from Mission & Excelsior Science Workshops in San Francisco, the …

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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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