We want to work with Headwaters to foster curiosity through science.
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Students of Sacramento-area schools flourish every year doing hands-on science research with Headwater Science Institute programs that takes them outside the classroom and into new places. Unfortunately, many of these schools don't have the funding to provide experiences for students on their own. Year after year, they struggle to fundraise the money to provide kids with these rich and lasting memories.
Just one day spent learning science in the outdoors dramatically changes their lives. Here's what one teacher from John Barrett Middle School said after participating in one of our programs:
“I struggle to get that kid to ever do anything in class but he was totally into these projects and was taking charge of counting insects for his group all day.”
Here's what a student had to say after our programs:
"I thank you for the opportunity to show me part of the world that I have never seen."
Our program impacts on students
It is important for our students to gain new science skills, understand the process of research, and develop an interest and understanding of science. Past programs have found:
90% of the students agree that after participation they have learned something they would not have in the traditional science classroom
The percentage of students interested in a science-related career increased by 23.4% to 63% after participating in our program.
66% of students who participated in our program reported overcoming challenges in their project.
After participation, 87% of students report being familiar with scientific research.
93% of students are confident in their ability to apply the scientific method.
90% of students indicate that they like science more after participating in the program, 16% of those students saying “a lot more than before”.
This fundraiser supports
Headwaters Science Institute