Headwaters Science Institute is a 501(c)3 nonprofit formed with the mission of fostering curiosity through science. We engage students’ natural curiosity, guiding them to design and perform experiments that answer their own questions through the scientific method.


We aim to create informed citizens who not only pursue science careers, but blossom when faced with opportunities to positively impact society through engagement, curiosity, and applications of the scientific method. To do this, we teach programs for science classes at schools and at our northern California field site.

What we do:

This video explains some of what happens during our overnight programs, particularly those for students at the high school level. Our middle school programs are very similar.

Why we do what we do:

Hear our Executive Director Megan Seifert speak on the importance of inquiry-based science education.