what we do

SFSI’s 10 highly qualified educators lead monthly Saturday Science Workshops, teach the annual Summer Science Week and offer one-on-one mentoring for teachers. In addition, our comprehensive resource library provides educators with classroom materials and nationally-recognized science kits.

Saturday Science Workshops 2018-2019

Saturday mornings throughout the school year for teachers. Schedule and topics will be announced in August.

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Summer Science 2018

Based on the work of the San Francisco Exploratorium Institute for Inquiry, Assessing for Learning: A New Perspective introduces the Formative Assessment Cycle, a process by which teachers gather evidence of students’ thinking to decide next steps for teaching. Using an experiential approach, workshop participants will learn strategies to figure out where students are getting stuck and what to do to help them get to the next level of learning.

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Santa Fe Science Initiative Programs by Request

Classroom mentor support:

  • Requests for classroom mentor support are available upon request and sufficient funding. Teachers can apply to Dollars4Schools to fund classroom mentors.

Family Science Night:

  • Program /materials for two elementary classrooms and their parents – approximately 30 children, grades K-6
  • Come share the excitement of hands-on science with your students and their families
  • SFSI brings the kits, helps set up
  • Teachers and SFSI staff facilitate numerous hands on experiences
  • Take-away handouts with classroom extensions and home activities/websites with more
  • SFSI staff will assist in set-up and clean-up and support classroom teachers at event

**Cost: $450

** Funding for Family Science Nights is possible with a LANL Small Grant or Dollars4Schools grant. Please contact www.lanlfoundation.org, www.dollars4schools.org or susan@sfscience.org


Circle of Inquiry

Highlights of 2017-2018


October 14, 2017

“Wonderous Weeds Around You” with Mollie Parsons In Partnership with the Santa Fe Botanical Garden

April 17, 2018

“Microbial Ecosystems” with Diane Catron & Pam Dresher In Partnership with the Bradbury Science Museum

Soil + water = a great learning experience Bradbury Science Museum Newsletter, May 2018

Santa Fe Science Initiative is delighted to be a part of the Santa Fe Community Educators Network.

Family Science Night at Cochiti Pueblo