The Lawrence Hall of Science
The public science center of the University of California, Berkeley.
Open Wednesday - Sunday
10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
On a visit to The Lawrence, students collaborate to investigate new ideas as they become scientists and engineers for a day.
We partner with school districts to support science learning. We offer district-wide elementary, middle, and high school programs, either virtually or in-person.
We collaborate with a range of partners to innovate in science education. Together, we go further.
This four-year National Science Foundation-funded project engages youth of color between 14 and 18 years of age, who live in Oakland, CA, Flint, MI, or Chelsea, MA, in community-driven science research activities. Our research investigates the impacts of participating in the project, including science identity and appreciation of the value of STEM and civic agency outcomes. In addition to generating evidence about these outcomes, we hope to begin to understand how these dispositions and stances grow and support each other.
The project engages youth in authentic science research practices to investigate community-related environmental issues. The project is a collaboration with partners in each of the three communities (Lawrence Hall of Science in Berkeley, CA; Harvard Museum of Natural History in Chelsea, MA; Brownell Boulevard Coalition in Flint, MI). The project programming is presented 4 times per year at each of the 3 sites. During this programming, youth are engaged in:
For more information about this project or to get involved, please contact Principal Investigator Kevin Cuff.