Learn how Academy youth develop scientific literacy and take environmental action in their local communities.
Student's Science Program Honored
CiS intern Dominique C. aims to be the first in her family to attend college.
Finding My Voice in 2020
Academy youth speak up about racism and environmental justice through the KQED Youth Media Challenge.
Citizen Scientists Scour Ocean Beach in Bioblitz
Academy teens join forces to document coastal biodiversity.
Teens take over Cal Academy for a science night
Vertical rainforests, coral reef dives, an albino alligator: Teens take over Cal Academy for a science night
Using Scientific Data to Protect the Coast
Academy interns analyze coastal marine data to support plans for a large-scale beach nourishment project.
Youth Programs News
Young scientists attend San Jose gathering with Ph.Ds
Careers in Science interns join scientists at the inaugural conference of the Citizen Science Association.
We Want You!: The Targeted Recruitment of Youth
Learn how to reach, engage, and connect with young people for your programs.
Young Scientists Bring the Data at AGU
Academy interns present their original research on marine heat waves at the Fall 2020 AGU conference.
Teens Ignite Passion for Science and Nature
Academy youth design interactive programs for museum visitors, and develop critical social skills.
Hoops 4 Kids: A slam dunk for CiS interns
Watch a video to learn more about the Hoops 4 Kids partnership with CiS
Youth in action: Earth Day
Learn more about the CiS program and its project groups in this feature article.
BioBlitz with Young Citizen Scientists
With Nerds for Nature, the Academy hosted an urban safari for young citizen scientists using iNaturalist.
All of the -ites
Gems and minerals aren’t just beautiful— they’re inside your cell phone and critical to your plasma TV!
Pterosaurs Music Video
You thought pterodactyls were dinosaurs, didn't you? In this science parody, the TASC Force will school you.
The Academy provides a variety of out-of-school-time programs for middle and high school-aged youth, with applications opening seasonally.