Professional Development Educators

Workshops for Teachers, Community Educators and Parents

The California Science Center offers workshops that introduce research-based strategies for teaching science to preK-12 students.  We make science fun by emphasizing student-driven inquiry, hands-on experiences, and engineering design challenges.  We make your teaching more effective by modeling academic discourse, science notebooking, and project-based learning.  In addition, we focus on incorporating Next Generation Science Standards into your curriculum. Join us today for a workshop designed for your grade level!


Visit the Custom Workshops page for information on our signature Preschool Hands-On STEM program.


Education and the Environment Initiative (EEI)

Engage your students with fun environment-based lessons that support Common Core and address the topics they care about – the air they breathe, the water they drink, and the food they eat. EEI helps students understand their relationship to the environment while preparing them to be critical thinkers and 21st century problem solvers. Program designed for K-5 educators.


Saturday, November 8, 2014
8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Download a registration form and additional information.

Middle School

Inquiry by Design: A Middle School Professional Development Series

Explore ways to transition your science curriculum into NGSS, with special attention to the science and engineering design practices. This is a 3-day, hands-on workshop designed for 6th-8th grade science teachers. Participants will benefit from special tours of the California Science Center, focused break-out sessions, classroom materials, and more!

Registration is closed. Please contact to be placed on the waitlist.


Saturday, January 24, 2015
Saturday, February 28, 2015
Saturday, March 14, 2015 
All teacher participants must attend all dates.

If you have any questions or need additional information please contact