In the News

A group of Taiwanese students observing a globe.
March 23, 2023

Staff Promote and Teach The Lawrence’s Ocean Literacy Curriculum in Taiwan

An ongoing curricular project at The Lawrence improves students’ and educators’ understanding of the global impact the ocean’s health has on our planet.

Students from the YESS program are building solar suitcases.
March 8, 2023

Girls Build Solar Generators for International Schools with The Lawrence

Youth Engaged in STEM Service (YESS) is a four-year project that began in 2020 to develop and study the impact of two different science-focused summer camp experiences for black and brown teen girls in their communities.

A summer camp educator and a young boy examine a bird nest using magnifying glasses.
February 23, 2023

Big Give 2023 is for the Camp Scholarships Fund

Update, March 14: We are truly thankful to all those of you who contributed to our 2023 Big Give campaign. […]

February 9, 2023

Newly-Minted Grammy Winners Make Data Security Fun

A new video series created by The Lawrence Hall of Science, Tuff Pupil, uses animation and hip hop music to […]

Students analyze soil samples in the community
January 19, 2023

Youth Present to Joint Powers Authority on Local Lead Contamination Research Findings

On October 27, 2022, a group of young people presented the findings of their environmental quality research to the Alameda […]

A collage of four photos of students engaged in science activities at The Lawrence and in the community
December 22, 2022

2022 Highlights Reel

As 2022 comes to a close, we celebrate our work, engaging people with the power of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics to inspire tomorrow.

Claudia Bustos Headshot
December 15, 2022

Claudia A. Bustos Joins The Lawrence as Executive Director of Public Engagement

The Lawrence Hall of Science, UC Berkeley’s public science center, has hired Claudia A. Bustos to be the new Executive Director for Public Engagement.

Un Vistazo al Laboratorio
August 10, 2022

Science at Cal – Un Vistazo al Laboratorio Video Series

Meet UC Berkeley & Berkeley Lab STEM leaders in “A Look in the Lab”, a Spanish video series hosted by […]

Families learning about vaccines at a community engagement event
July 15, 2022

Communities for Immunity: The Vaccine Learning Hub

“I can’t believe my family is doing science together!” exclaimed a Park Middle Schooler. The student attended the Vaccine Learning […]

Two children are using the DIY Sun Science app on their tablet
July 7, 2022

New DIY Sun Science App

A new version of the DIY Sun Science App from UC Berkeley’s Lawrence Hall of Science is now available. July, […]

children sitting on top of Pheena
June 3, 2022

Summer is Here at The Lawrence!

Summer is here, and with it some exciting new opportunities to explore and discover at The Lawrence! Join us for […]

A collage of children engaged in science activities, with information about the NSF Video Showcase
May 10, 2022

Lawrence Hall of Science Research Featured in NSF Video Showcase

Beginning Tuesday, May 10, The Lawrence Hall of Science will be participating in the annual National Science Foundation (NSF) “STEM […]

The Lawrence team on the South Lawn of the White House
May 10, 2022

The Lawrence Brings Science to the White House

Lawrence Hall of Science visitors and staff are very accustomed to the sound of excited children exploring science.  On April […]

Banner for Innovations and Inspirations Benefit event at Lawrence Hall of Science with Joel Sartore photo of an iguana
March 16, 2022

Renowned Photographer Joel Sartore to Speak at The Lawrence

Joel Sartore is a world-renowned National Geographic photographer and founder of the National Geographic Photo Ark. On Tuesday, April 26, Sartore will visit The Lawrence and speak about his compelling photography at a benefit event.  

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March 9, 2022

Big Give 2022

A Big Thanks to all of you who responded when we asked you to make a difference in a young […]

Two students are outdoors examining nature using a magnifying glass and a microscope
February 8, 2022

Lingering Concerns & Signs of Hope for Nation’s Outdoor Science Programs

February 8, 2022, Berkeley, California– Millions of children have missed out on enriching outdoor science education experiences since the start […]

Middle school students work in pairs, observing simulations on a laptop, in their classroom using Amplify Science curriculum
January 28, 2022

Independent Study: Amplify Science for Middle School Has Significant Positive Impact on Student Learning

Curriculum materials designed for Next Generation Science Standards show promise A gold-standard independent study led by the nonprofit research, development, […]

Masked student seated outdoors on a lawn raises hand
December 1, 2021

The Lawrence Shares Best Practices for Outdoor Learning with Schools and Districts

The Lawrence Hall of Science has created a set of sample menus for best practices in outdoor learning, thanks to […]

A butterfly lands on a child's finger
October 1, 2021

Remembering Elizabeth Karplus

Betty dedicated her life to science and learning and was committed to engaging young people of all abilities in both.

View of the The Lawrence and the city below
September 30, 2021

The Lawrence Reopens Halloween Weekend!

The Lawrence is excited to announce that after being closed for 19 months, we will reopen our doors starting Saturday, […]

Drawing of the Community Connections exhibit at The Lawrence
September 15, 2021

A Call for Artifacts for New Upcoming Exhibit

Share Your Story in Our Upcoming Exhibit! Do you have something to share? We want to show off your 2-D […]

A drawing of the Outdoor Nature Lab
August 26, 2021

The Robert and Elizabeth Karplus Outdoor Nature Lab

“Where Inspiration Grows” The Outdoor Nature Lab—under construction right now—will be the first new addition to The Lawrence in 20 […]

Two adults are conducting research outdoors.
May 10, 2021

How is BEETLES Changing Outdoor Science Education?

Discover the long-term positive impact on the field of outdoor science education of the Better Environmental Education, Teaching, Learning, and Expertise Sharing (BEETLES) project in our latest research brief.

Emily Weiss
April 26, 2021

Recognized for Extraordinary Teaching in Extraordinary Times

Congratulations to Emily Weiss, School Program Director at The Lawrence Hall of Science, honored by UC Berkeley for exceptional, innovative instruction during the pandemic.

Two sets of hands as photos are examined.
March 11, 2021

Designing NGSS Assessments for Young Learners

Researchers at The Lawrence, in collaboration with WestEd and SRI International, are developing an approach to assessing science learning in first grade. Learn more about the Next Generation Science Assessments for Young Scientists.

How to Train Your Robot book cover in which three students are examining a robot vacuum cleaner.
February 18, 2021

How To Train Your Robot

How To Train Your Robot by Blooma Goldberg, Ken Goldberg, and Ashley Chase, illustrated by D. Clegg (with support from […]

Jennifer Doudna speaking at an event at The Lawrence Hall of Science
October 9, 2020

UC Berkeley Biochemist Dr. Jennifer Dounda Wins 2020 Nobel Prize in Chemistry

UC Berkeley Biochemist Dr. Jennifer Doudna won the 2020 Nobel Prize in Chemistry, sharing the prize with Dr. Emmanuelle Charpentier, […]

A young person sits in the forest reading
August 20, 2020

BEETLES & BaySci Host Virtual Open Space Conference

Since the outset of the COVID-19 pandemic, Lawrence Hall of Science researchers and educators have felt gravely concerned about its […]

Sunstones at The Lawrence
June 10, 2020

COVID-19 pandemic could slash environmental, outdoor science education programs in half nationwide

For immediate release June 10, 2020 Study finds 11 million children at risk of losing access to the educational and […]

Children playing on the DNA sculpture at the Lawrence
May 1, 2020

Supporting Learning at Home

Like many of our members and visitors, The Lawrence Hall of Science staff are working at home under California’s shelter-in-place […]