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Floor Manager

Are you a dynamic leader with a solid background in designing and facilitating hands-on, minds-on STEM learning experiences for diverse audiences? As a Floor Manager for UC Berkeley’s public science center, the Lawrence Hall of Science, you will work with an amazing team of staff, UC students and volunteers to design and deliver programs for exhibit spaces on the science center floor.

The Argumentation Toolkit

The Argumentation Toolkit

The Argumentation Toolkit is a collection of resources designed to help teachers understand and teach scientific argumentation. The Argumentation Toolkit website includes videos and other resources to support teachers in successfully integrating argumentation into science lessons.

Children playing on the DNA sculpture at the Lawrence

Materials Preparation Assistant Manager

This posting is for the position of assistant manager of the Lawrence’s “Prep Hub,” which is the team responsible for procuring, preparing, storing, organizing, and distributing materials and equipment for the Lawrence’s many educational programs for children. If you enjoy and excel at organizing things and are also interested in science and/or education, this may be the position for you!

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Global Systems Science

Global Systems Science (GSS) is a set of curriculum materials designed for secondary schools. It focuses on societal issues that require science and systems approaches for full understanding. Twelve books, teacher guides, and software can support a 1- to 2-year integrated science course or supplement existing biology, physics, chemistry, Earth science, and environmental science courses.

Two children and a staff member are working together during a science activity.

GEMS

GEMS is a leading resource for innovative science and mathematics education. Developed at the Lawrence Hall of Science, the public science education center at the University of California at Berkeley, and tested in thousands of classrooms nationwide, over 70 GEMS Teacher’s Guides and Handbooks offer a wide range of supplementary learning experiences for preschool through 8th grade.

Learning is an active process: four teachers are standing together discussing this topic on a poster

Reflecting on Practice

Reflecting on Practice is a professional learning program meticulously designed to build participants’ understanding of, experiences with, and integration of best practices in informal science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) learning environments.

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Education Facilitator (UC Berkeley Student Job)

The Education Facilitator works with learners of all ages (but primarily elementary-aged kids), making science fun with hands-on experiences in different exhibit spaces at The Lawrence Hall of Science, UC Berkeley’s only public science center. In addition to facilitating learning, this position also cares for the accessibility and safety of the learning spaces. 

The Lawrence Hall of Science

Coordinator of Environmental Literacy

The Lawrence seeks a skilled leader with experience at the intersection of environmental education, equity, justice, and building healthy communities to contribute to and support its environmental literacy projects. The Lawrence’s environmental literacy portfolio supports improvement efforts in outdoor and environmental education nationally and internationally by promoting equity, inclusion, and cultural relevance; translating research about effective practices for teaching and learning into accessible approaches, resources, and tools for organization leaders and instructors; and building community with partners in the field.

Children playing on Pheena the Whale

Learning Executive Leader

The Lawrence is looking for a visionary and effective Executive Leader for our Learning Group. This position oversees the Lawrence’s extensive portfolio through managers of large departments and multiple smaller units; has significant responsibility to achieve broadly stated goals through subordinate managers; determines objectives, directs programs with focus on equity for minoritized and marginalized populations, develops strategies and policies, manages human, financial, and physical resources, and functions with a high degree of autonomy; proactively assesses risk to establish systems and procedures to protect organizational assets; and determines strategies for a program with organization-wide impact. This position leads, manages and provides technical direction for multiple, large, highly complex, and very visible academic and research programs with multiple centers or locations.

Teachers sitting at tables at The Lawrence during a workshop

Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP) Toolkit

LCAP Toolkit for Science and Environmental Literacy In 2014, fewer than half of California’s school districts included references to science […]

Students in front of The Lawrence

Office Lead (UC Berkeley Student Job)

The Lawrence Hall of Science is UC Berkeley’s public science center. We welcome over 120,000 visitors per year, about half of whom are children. The Visitor Services & Retail team handles daily operation of the admission desk, the museum store, online sales, as well the manufacture and distribution of an educational craft kit called the Sunprint Kit.

A young person looks through a telescope of the view at The Lawrence.

Visitor Services & Retail Associate

The Lawrence Hall of Science is UC Berkeley’s public science center and serves 120,00 visitors per year. We are looking to hire seasonal Visitor Services & Retail Associates available to work any dates from 11/19-1/18. We will hire people who are available to work throughout or for portions of that period. Come work on our Public Engagement team as a Visitor Services & Retail Associate!

A child looks through a telescope.

Visitor Services & Retail Associate (UC Berkeley Student Job)

Come work on our Public Engagement team as a Visitor Services & Retail Associate! Welcome our visitors when they arrive. Join our team to sell admissions, movie tickets, planetarium shows memberships, science kits and more!

A child and an adult work together on a science project at an exhibit at The Lawrence.

Lab Mechanician

Are you a creative innovator with functional, technical know-how who enjoys hands-on building, making, problem solving, inventing, and learning new things? We are looking for a dynamic team member to work with us on the design, development, fabrication and maintenance of unique, interactive, hands-on exhibitions and apparatus that bridge the playful, open choice learning environment of our Science Center exhibit floor with math and science concepts for all ages. Would you like to join the Lab Mechanicians in the Production Studio at The Lawrence to make ideas into reality? We would like to have you join us.

Two young people explore an exhibit at The Lawrence.

Bay Area Science Project (BASP)

As part of the statewide California Science Project network, BASP provides high-quality professional learning for K-12 educators in the greater San Francisco Bay Area, to support and improve their teaching and their students’ learning science.

Two children at an exhibit at The Lawrence.

Marine Activities, Resources, and Education (MARE)

Do you want your students to learn more about the influence of the ocean on them and to explore how they themselves influence the ocean? Are you looking for a school-wide event that will bring faculty, students, and families together, using the ocean as the context for celebrating, learning, and connecting?

A young person is building a structure at The Lawrence.

Vaccine Learning Hub

Vaccine Learning Hub In the Vaccine Learning Hub project, Lawrence staff created and tested hands-on learning experiences designed to build […]

Sunstones at The Lawrence

Amplify Science

Amplify Science is research-driven, digitally enhanced core curriculum for Grades K-8 that comprehensively addresses the vision described in the NRC Framework for K-12 Science Education, including the three dimensions of the Next Generation Science Standards. Students inhabit the role of scientists and engineers throughout each unit. Through rich, multi-modal experiences and authentic problem-solving, Amplify Science will help teachers develop the next generation of students to be critical scientists and thoughtful citizens.

Children playing on the DNA sculpture at the Lawrence

BaySci

Led by the Lawrence Hall of Science, Exploratorium, and Inverness Research, BaySci is a coordinated effort by science education leaders, Science-rich Education Institutions (SREIs), districts, schools, and teachers to systematically enhance the quantity and quality of K-12 science teaching and learning in districts and schools.

Students walking outdoors in the forest during a science activity

BEETLES Project

All BEETLES (Better Environmental Education, Teaching, Learning & Expertise Sharing) resources are based on current research and understandings about how people learn, and tested by dozens of programs in diverse settings all over the country (and beyond!). Although BEETLES materials have been designed for residential outdoor science schools, they’ve been snatched up and used successfully in a wide variety of outdoor science education settings.

Two children and a staff member are working together during a science activity.

FOSS

FOSS (Full Option Science System) is a research-based science curriculum for grades K-8 developed at the Lawrence Hall of Science, University of California, Berkeley. FOSS has evolved from a philosophy of teaching and learning that has guided the development of successful active-learning science curricula for more than 40 years. The FOSS Program bridges research and practice by providing tools and strategies to engage students and teachers in enduring experiences that lead to deeper understanding of the natural and designed worlds.

A student sitting at a desk in a classroom is working on a science activity

MARE

MARE: Marine Activities, Resources & Education is a program based at the University of California, Berkeley’s Lawrence Hall of Science that seeks to increase literacy in ocean sciences through informal and formal education initiatives.

The Lawrence Hall of Science

SEPUP

SEPUP (The Science Education for Public Understanding Program) creates innovative science curriculum for use in 6-12 education. Issue-oriented science forms the core of SEPUP’s curriculum materials. Every unit uses personal and societal issues to provide thematic continuity for student investigations and observations. SEPUP is part of UC Berkeley’s Lawrence Hall of Science. Our materials are exclusively distributed by Lab-Aids.

Children playing on Pheena the Whale

Teen Internship Program

Entering Grades 10-11-1202/28/2022 – 08/05/2022The Lawrence Hall of Science Application is now closed! Thank you, we have received many high […]

Students conducting research during the Marine Biology Program

Marine Biology Residential

Entering Grades 10-11-12 06/05/2022 – 06/10/2022 10:00 a.m. Sunday – 4:00 p.m Friday Residential, UC Davis Bodega Marine Laboratories $1,795.00 […]

A student is outdoors examining nature through a magnifying glass

Bio-Inspired Design

Entering Grades 10-11-12 06/13/2022 – 06/17/2022 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m $895.00 Financial Aid Applications Now Closed The Lawrence Hall […]

Middle school students work in pairs, observing simulations on a laptop, in their classroom using Amplify Science curriculum

Social Media’s Influence on Making Sense of Science for Decision Making

Entering Grades 10-11-12 06/27/2022 – 07/01/2022 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m $895.00 Financial Aid Applications Now Closed Social Media’s Influence […]

Two high school students record environmental data collected in EBAYS program

Environmental Monitoring and Investigations in Urban Settings

Entering Grades 10-11-12 07/11/2022 – 07/15/2022 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m $895.00 Financial Aid Applications Now Closed The Lawrence Hall […]

two students in engineering lab using laptop

Understanding Climate Change with the Help of Python

Entering Grades 10-11-12 07/18/2022 – 07/22/2022 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m $895.00 Financial Aid Applications Now Closed The Lawrence Hall […]

A student building a model robot car

Programming Robots with Python

Entering Grades 10-11-12 07/25/2022 – 07/29/2022 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m $895.00 Financial Aid Applications Now Closed The Lawrence Hall […]