Headwaters Science Institute is passionate about seeing students grow their interest in science, become informed citizens, and contribute to their community. We help students build the skills to be successful in many careers, teach confidence through science programs, and support the learning cycle by partnering with professional mentors and teachers to bring our programs to students across the country.
Even during the pandemic, we’ve been flexible and able to provide programs online and in person. We’ve worked with 76 Research Experience students, empowered 53 schools to engage students in programs, and reached over 600 individuals through our Lunch with a Scientist YouTube Series. With our “Back to School” Fundraiser, you can help inspire change and support more students seeking access to hands-on science programs as we aim to grow our impact this year.
Ethan Liu, one of our Summer 2022 Financial Aid Recipient, loved his experience with Headwaters’ Research Experience:
Headwaters Research Experience is a truly unique program that contrasts any science course I’ve taken in school. I was taught many crucial research skills such as scientific literacy, reference tracking, hands-on data collection, graph creation, statistical analysis, and manuscript writing. Most high schoolers aren’t taught these skills in a typical classroom setting, but gaining exposure to them through this program prepared me for future research projects in my academic career.
Money raised through our Back to School fundraiser helps fund scholarships like this and expands access to science in and out of schools.
When students access one of our programs — whether it be participating in a school field day, watching an episode of Lunch With A Scientist or enrolling in the semester-long Research Experience — they come away with a different perspective on science and their potential entry into the profession.
The benefits of Headwaters Science Institute’s hands-on science education are undeniable.
Now, we are asking you, as a valued member of our community, to rally your friends, family, and networks to support our efforts and expand access to these invaluable programs. Starting a fundraiser is easy to do, and it’s fun. We’ll give you all the tools you’ll need to make a difference. Prizes will be awarded to our top fundraisers. We will also be hosting a live, in-person “Celebration of Science” event at the conclusion of the fundraiser that will include student presentations and a talk from a well-known scientist (date and location to be announced).
With your help, we can ensure increased exposure to hands-on science education in more schools and students from all walks of life. We’ve set an ambitious goal of raising $10,000 and we need your support to help us make a difference for more students!