At some point in time, while reading the news, you may have come across the topic of a potential decline in curiosity in the younger generations. Children are born curious and can often seem like they ask an infinite amount of questions but this process is at the...
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We developed the Headwaters Research Experience to supplement what students learn in school and to enrich science education, inspire curiosity through student-led research, address the wealth inequality of education, and prepare students for the future.
Introduction to Research CampHeadwaters hosted an introduction to research camp at the Clair Tappaan Lodge at Donner Summit last week for 18 students. Students thoroughly enjoyed their 3-day, 2-night field camp - as one said, “It’s fun to do science in the fresh air!”...
Headwaters Science Institute had an amazing summer of camps! We hosted day camps at three separate locations: Carpenter Valley, Serene Lakes, and Kirkwood. At each week-long camp, campers investigated a research question related to the week’s theme. The weekly themes...
Hiking and science in the Sierra Nevada: Headwaters executive director shares her family’s summer adventures
Headwaters Science Institute Executive Director Meg Siefert shares the experiences of her family’s adventures this summer hiking in the Sierra Nevada mountains and how they integrated science inquiry into their fun.
Headwaters Science Institute is recruiting its supporters and beneficiaries of its programs to help raise funds in a Back-to-School Fundraiser to help expand access to our valuable hands-on science education programs.