Welcome to Headwaters Science Institute!

HEADWATERS Skia 2Headwaters 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

At 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 currently run programs for science classes, teaching students directly either at our northern California field site or at an appropriate alternate location of your choice. Headwaters also offers teacher trainings to support science educators across the country.

Here is a brief video on what one of our at school programs looks like.  

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