Thanks to everyone who voted online for Mission Science Workshop’s #CommunitySupportedCuriosity entry into the Disney Change the Game contest! MSW came in first to win $25,000 for their ongoing Indiegogo campaign, which is raising funds to support their amazing array of science field trips, whale weeks, drop-in family Saturdays, and after school tinkering sessions at the Mission and Excelsior Science Workshops.
There are organizations working to bring the experience of Making to kids from all backgrounds. Techbridge is participating in the California Tinkering Afterschool Network, a project funded by the S.D. Bechtel, Jr. Foundation and the National Science Foundation. This project is a partnership involving the Exploratorium,Discovery Science Center, Community Science Workshops, and Techbridge. Together we are learning how to design, implement, and study the expansion of Making in after-school programs serving youth in economically-marginalized communities.