Sunstones at The Lawrence

Institutional Giving Associate

We are looking for an Institutional Giving Associate to join our small, but mighty team. This position supports The Lawrence’s researchers and program staff with applications for federal, state, and foundation funding, helps ensure that all proposals that go out of are of the highest quality, and is a vital go-to resource for all things grants-related. If you have stellar customer service skills, are detail oriented, and organized, and have experience working on grant applications for nonprofits, we’d love you to join our team!


Mission to the Red Planet

Mars, our neighboring planet, is both a familiar and alien world that has intrigued us for eons. Join us for an exploration of its landscape, history, and mysteries that today’s scientists are trying to solve. We’ll review the history of global missions to Mars – landers, flybys, orbiters and rovers…and learn how to locate Mars in our own night sky.

Three students participate in a Make Math REAL activity.

Make Math REAL: Maker Challenges to Promote Math Learning among English Language Learners

In collaboration with Sonoma State University, Make Math REAL is an NSF-funded project to develop, test, and study Maker Learning […]

Children playing on the DNA sculpture at the Lawrence

Working Towards Equitable Organizations in Environmental Education

Working Towards Equitable Organizations Workshop Series is a collaboration between the Lawrence Hall of Science and an organization called Youth […]

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

Share our summer Teen Research Programs with your community!

Share our summer Teen Research Programs with your community! Download this flyer Print this flyer PDF en Español Calling all […]

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Events & Marketing Specialist

Science at Cal is looking for an Events & Marketing Specialist to join their family. The Events & Marketing Specialist will take the lead in managing a full suite of events (including lectures, festivals, science cafes, panels, pub nights, and more), lead all digital and print media efforts (including all social, newsletters, flyers, branding, etc.), and help strengthen and create partnerships on and off campus.

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Professional Learning Science and Literacy Academies

Science and Literacy Integration through Professional Learning Academies Since 2002, the Lawrence Hall of Science has provided teacher professional learning Science […]

Children and families participate in the Vaccine Learning Hub activities at their school.

Vaccine Learning Hub

In the Vaccine Learning Hub project, Lawrence staff created and tested hands-on learning experiences designed to build vaccine confidence among families with young children.

Two students are using a microscope and viewing results on a screen during a STROBE science activity


STROBE is a National Science Foundation Science and Technology Center focused on developing the microscopes of tomorrow—new imaging techniques that help scientists and engineers understand the structure, properties, and interactions inside biological and engineered materials in real time.

Tuff Pupil

Tuff Pupil

This animated series was produced with Computer Science faculty to help young people learn important ideas related to cyber security. Parents, educators, librarians and community leaders – please use these videos with youth in your homes, schools and youth orgs to support conversations about how to safely and smartly use the internet. Y ahora, el episodio uno está en español.

Students from the YESS program are building solar suitcases.

Youth Engaged in STEM and Service (YESS)

Youth Engaged in STEM and Service (YESS) is a four-year (2020-24) National Science Foundation~ ITEST project to design, implement, and study the cultural relevance and outcomes of two solar-technology summer camp experiences.

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Learning Probability Through AI Problem-Solving in a Game-based Environment

Understanding probability is essential for daily life. Probabilistic reasoning is critical in decision making not only for people but also for artificial intelligence (AI). AI sets a modern context to connect probability concepts to real-life situations. It also provides unique opportunities for reciprocal learning that can advance student understanding of both AI systems and probabilistic reasoning. This project aims to improve the current practice of high school probability education and to design AI problem-solving to connect probability and AI concepts.

A teen intern is working with two campers while they create their asteroids.

Teen Internship Program 2023

Are you passionate about science? Do you enjoy working with youth? For over 50 years, the Lawrence Hall of Science has been providing fun and engaging science experiences for young people. Now you, too, can be part of the magic of science learning while enriching your teaching skills. In this Teen Internship Program, you will inspire youth with curiosity, excitement, and passion for science.

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Formative Assessment Bundling Literacy and Elementary Science in the NGSS (FABLES)

There is growing awareness of the need for a shift in science instruction in the elementary grades. As elementary classrooms make this shift, high-quality formative assessments are essential for providing teachers with information on where students are in the process of developing proficiency in science.

Children playing on Pheena the Whale

Coding Science Internships

The Coding Science Internships project aims to create and research simulated internship curriculum units that confront barriers to broader participation in computer science and position coding as a tool for doing science.

Students in front of The Lawrence

Virtual Human

The AI Behind Virtual Humans project will develop an interactive museum exhibit aimed at engaging youth and their families in learning about the capabilities and impact of artificial intelligence (AI).

A volunteer and a child work together on a science project.


This series on mental health was created through a partnership of the Greater Good Science Center, Bay Area Community Resources, and The Lawrence, with an aim of connecting youth with professionals and providing a resource for their community.

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.


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.

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


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.

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 […]

A child looks through a telescope.

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

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!

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.

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.

Students walking outdoors in the forest during a science activity


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 students light up a light bulb during a science project.


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: 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.