Maker Faire Bay Area 2013

Making With Under-Served Youth: Community Science

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Sunday2:30 PM3:00 PMNo Video Available

Community Science Workshops have provided making-based science education to under-served youth since 1991: we'll explore how we've overcome barriers to access and built successful programs deeply rooted in our communities.



Emilyn Green

The Community Science Workshop Network Project (CSW Network Project) was formed in 2010 to support, strengthen, and enhance communication between Community Science Workshops (CSWs) in California. The Community Science Workshops (CSWs) are community-based non-profit programs that offer underserved youth living in low-income, high-minority urban and rural neighborhoods a fun and safe way to explore their world through science. CSWs are part science museum, part wood shop, and part nature center located in community centers and schools. They serve children of all ages through after school drop-in programs, weekend and summer programs, and also through school field trips as well as recurring science lessons coordinated during the school day. The CSW Network serves as a statewide infrastructure for supporting and growing CSW sites so that California's most disadvantaged youth have access to high-quality, science-rich learning experiences.