Introduction to ScienceQuest
is an after school program, where kids between 10 and 14 years old
engage in exciting, science and technology explorations at Community
Technology Centers (CTC). ScienceQuest staff will train CTC staff
and volunteers to run 10- to 15-week projects with small teams of
young adolescents that culminate in youth-developed web sites showing
off what they have learned.
was launched in the Boston area during the spring of 2001 and has
worked in eight cities in Massachusetts and 15 cities nationwide.
Over 350 kids - girls and boys, kids with and without disabilities,
representing many races and ethnicities, and of all academic abilities
- have participated. We are funded by the National Science Foundation,
hold a workshop for center coordinators, coaches, and volunteers
to run after school ScienceQuest programs for youth. The workshop
will be held at The Education Development
Center and covers integrating informal science learning with
technology lessons, planning an SQ project over 10+ weeks, information
on web site building and hosting, and strategies for ensuring that
all youth participants contribute and learn. ScienceQuest coaches
and coordinators do not have to be science experts, only willing
to learn and be excited about kids' curiosity!
photos from our Summer 2002 training in Austin, TX.
photos from our Fall 2002 training in Dorcester, MA.
Workshop for New Coaches & Coordinators: The Details
September 26 (9 A.M. - 4 P.M.)
at The Education Development Center
in Newton, MA. Get
cost to participate. All materials, web site hosting, and a network
of other 'Questers included.
available by contacting us directly.
is limited; preregistration is required. Please preregister by contacting
Jennifer Dorsen with the following information.
time of day to contact you
questions you have about running a ScienceQuest program
you the person who will be supporting the ScienceQuest youth teams
and their coaches? If not, please provide us with that person's
Return the completed application to :