Science Booster Clubs
1,608 Booster Club members
175,035 people have come to Club events
8,400 students benefit from Club grants
What if there was a way for communities to directly support their local science teachers? We've got one! The National Center for Science Education piloted the Science Booster Club project in Iowa May of 2015, serving about 54,000 Iowans in 2016, the first full year of the program's operation. As of 2017, we went national! Clubs are up and running in Ohio, West Virginia, Tenneesee, Texas, Maryland, Virginia, Kansas, Oklahoma, Indiana, Illinois, and Nebraska. We are looking forward to continuing to hear stories about their work on the ground in these diverse, challenging areas. We are currently interviewing new candidate leaders in Wisconsin, Colorado, and Massachusetts, and we're looking for a couple more in 2018. Please get in touch if you want to volunteer!
Science Booster Clubs (SBC) are a new way to support science education at the community level. You can read more about what’s going on in Iowa, and with our national expansion, in these blog posts:
- Apply for 2018 March Microgrants
- Major Grant Awarded to Booster Clubs in Iowa
- Community Support Expands Booster Club's Reach
- Microgrant Awardees: Safety Glasses and Sea Turtles
- Booster Clubs: Coast to Coast Update
- Fresh Hot Data!
- Spotlight on Students
NCSE’s Science Booster Club project is ready for limited national launch. As we continue to learn from our experiences in Iowa, we are also rolling out our program at test sites nationwide. Are you active in one of our current states? Send Emily an email at schoerning @ ncse. com, we'll figure out a way for you to help!
We want to know what your local teachers need and help you find ways to bring fun science events to your community.