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Mission Statement

Our mission is to empower young people from low-income and underserved communities to grow academically, and expand their confidence, through hands-on science and creative ingenuity.


A community science workshop (CSW) is like nowhere else in the world - it is filled with collected rocks and bones, homemade hovercrafts, spinning wobble-bots and live snakes and lungfish. It is a place where neighborhood families can visit for free to explore their own interests and ideas, build projects, learn new skills, and get curious about new science topics. It is a place of community and inspiration. In the workshop, children can learn important science concepts from their own physical, hands-on experiences.

The CSW program model has been growing and thriving for 28 years bringing hands-on, curiosity-driven science to underserved and marginalized communities from Fresno CA to upstate NY. We believe that through experiments, tinkering, and building, children can develop a genuine interest in learning and a positive relationship with the world around them. Help us to bring these benefits to Pittsburgh through our community space on the Northside our fantastic mobile science bus!


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