Science Action Club is a nationwide STEM program for middle school youth in out-of-school time. Through games, projects, and hands-on activities, youth in SAC use citizen science to explore nature, connect with scientists, and design strategies to protect our planet.
Engaging Afterschool Units for Middle School
SAC features three fun and interactive curriculum units that build scientific skills and foster STEM identities. Kits and training resources make it easy for educators to lead SAC investigations with youth—no prior experience necessary!
Each kit includes:
- Online and in-person professional development
- 12 science investigations plus bonus resources
- Supplies for 20 youth
- Support from a SAC trainer
Over 15,000 youth in more than 200 cities and towns across the country participate in Science Action Club every year.
If you’d like to bring SAC to your community, there are three ways to get involved. Choose the one that’s right for you.
1. Join an Existing Trainer Network
By connecting to an existing trainer network—supported by CalSAC, OregonASK, or the National Girls Collaborative—you’ll have access to all SAC resources, plus professional coaching and ongoing support from a certified SAC trainer in your community.
2. Become a Community Partner
Want to host SAC at 10 or more locations?
Send a representative from your organization to the California Academy of Sciences to become a certified SAC trainer and bring curriculum resources back to your organization.
3. Request a Customized Training
Need something special? The California Academy of Sciences can work with your organization to co-design a SAC training just for you.
Academy educators will lead a hands-on workshop in your community and provide customized coaching for your staff.
For Parents and Guardians
Are you a guardian of a middle-school-aged youth, looking for a Science Action Club in your area?
Click on a location near you to contact the club contact directly.
Are you a SAC trainer or activity leader? Log in to your account for access to online trainings, bonus resources, and more.
Environmental Literacy Initiative, major funding provided by
The Science Action Club program is also generously supported by Asian Pacific Fund, the Hearst Endowed Fund for Science Education, and Jacques M. Littlefield Foundation.