SciStarter

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  • SciStarter connects people to real science they can do. More than 1100 project owners and researchers have registered their citizen science projects and events on SciStarter with more added every day. SciStarter’s searchable database of vetted projects makes it easier for hundreds of thousands of people to get their hands dirty with science!

  • ORGANIZATION/PROGRAM

    Organization Name: SciStarter
    Organization Street Address: n/a
    Organization City, State, Zip: Philadelphia
    Organization Phone Number: 2672531310
    Short Description of Organization:

    SciStarter connects people to real science they can do. More than 1100 project owners and researchers have registered their citizen science projects and events on SciStarter with more added every day. SciStarter's searchable database of vetted projects makes it easier for hundreds of thousands of people to get their hands dirty with science!

    Program Street Address: n/a
    Philadelphia
    Pennsylvania
    Which one best describes your organization?: For-profit
    Which one best describes your program?: Outreach - mobile (you travel to groups of students)
    Is your program delivered in collaboration with external partners?: No
    Accepting Mentors: Accepting Mentors

    CONTENT

    Is STEM the "core" of your program?: Yes
    Which type of STEM programming do you offer? (choose ALL that apply):
    • Biochemistry
    • Chemistry
    • Computer Science
    • Earth and or Space Science
    • Engineering
    • Environment Science
    • Medicine and or Health
    • Microbiology
    • Physics
    • Robotics
    • Zoology
    Which other activities does your STEM program include? (choose All that apply):
    • Academic Enrichment and Homework Help
    • Civic Engagement and Service-Learning
    • Project-Based Learning
    Does your program use volunteer STEM mentors?: Yes

    LOCATION AND SHARING

    Where is your STEM program offered? (choose ALL that apply):
    • Center City
    • South Philadelphia
    • Southwest Philadelphia
    • West Philadelphia
    • Lower North Philadelphia
    • Bridesburg-Kensington-Richmond
    • Roxborough-Manayunk
    • Germantown-Chestnut Hill
    • Olney-Oak Lane
    • Near Northeast Philadelphia
    • Far Northeast Philadelphia
    • Other
    If you chose "other" for the question above then tell us where your program is offered.:

    global

    When does your STEM program take place? (choose ALL that apply):
    • Summer
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Spring
    • During school
    • Before school
    • After school
    • Evening
    • Weekend

    PARTICIPANTS

    How many children does your program serve each year? Numbers can be estimates.: Over 2000 individuals
    How many hours/week does each child participate? Numbers can be estimates, and can be specific to a season or semester.: Less than 2 hours per week
    Which ages/grades does your STEM program serve? (choose ALL that apply):
    • 7th - 8th grade
    • 9th -12th grade
    • Other
    Which gender(s) does your STEM program serve? (choose ALL that apply):
    • Girls
    • Boys
    • Transgender and Gender Non Conforming
    Which ethnic/racial populations does your STEM program serve?:
    • African-American
    • Latino
    • Caucasian
    • Asian
    • Native American
    • Middle Eastern
    • Multi-Ethnic
    What percentage of your participants are eligible for free or reduced lunch? Percentages can be estimates.*: Do not know
    Who can participate in your STEM program?: Individuals and groups
    Can your STEM program accommodate youth with special needs?: Yes (please explain)
    If you chose "yes" for the question above, please explain how you are able to accommodate youth with special needs.:

    Many citizen science projects featured on SciStarter can be done at home.

    FEE/FEE STRUCTURE

    Do participants need to pay for your STEM program?: No
    If participants need to pay for your STEM program, are scholarships available?: No
    Is transportation to and from your program provided?: Other

    ADDITIONAL COMMENTS

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