Headwaters Science Institute is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit formed with the mission of providing excellent scientific instruction to students and teachers. By giving students the freedom to conduct their own independent research, and by giving educators the curriculum to implement this highly effective teaching method, we are providing a better science education for future generations.

DSC_0295At our core is the belief that the existing science education needs better educational tools to engage students, meet educational standards, and address inequality. Our approach is to give students the opportunity to conduct real scientific research and to rely upon their innate curiosity to drive engagement. We teach programs for science classes at schools or at our northern California field site. Headwaters also offers professional development workshops.


Wondering what happens during a program? Watch our video that follows High School students during an overnight program. Our middle school programs are not that different.

Here is a brief video from a middle school in school program.  

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