Since debuting in 2011, over 400 communities across 30 states have launched Science Action Clubs, reaching over 63,000 youth and educators in the US and Spain—and achieving remarkable results. By increasing the quality and quantity of science and environmental learning opportunities available to middle school youth and staff, SAC helps a lifelong love of science take root outside the traditional classroom.
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Start a club
SAC’s science and nature units spark curiosity, build scientific skills, and help youth develop STEM identities. All three units are available in English and bilingual English/Spanish. Our pay-what-you-can fee structure ensures equity and access for all program providers.
Meet our partners
Within California, SAC partners with the California School-Age Consortium (CalSAC) to leverage their network of professional development experts who serve as ambassadors for SAC in their communities. Explore CalSAC’s site for more out-of-school time resources.
Contribute to global research
In partnership with a team of natural history museums around the world, the California Academy of Sciences is working to understand how citizen science projects can support how youth learn. The research project LEARN CitSci is investigating how we can use citizen science programming to better educate, enable, and empower youth in science.
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