What We Do

SFSI’s 9 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 2019-2020

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

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Summer Science 2019

The 2019 Institute will feature Making Sense of Science ‘Systems’ curriculum, a research­ based professional learning course that empowers educators with the skills needed to incorporate Next Generation Science Standards into their classrooms. Grades K-6.

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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 or www.dollars4schools.org

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 Night at Cochiti Pueblo