Bug Safari kits and online training are available now! Enroll your program to access these exciting STEM resources and join the growing SAC network.
Whether you are a seasoned science educator or new to the field, Science Action Club trainings make it easy and fun to lead hands-on STEM activities with youth. Available online and in-person, trainings provide step-by-step guidance for all 12 activities in each unit, valuable science content, and helpful strategies for teaching STEM in an informal learning environment.
Explore the Online Training
SAC online trainings are interactive and fun! Using games, videos, and storytelling, each training provides two hours of instruction with step-by-step guidance for all activity plans, as well as important science background content and helpful teaching strategies. Available for computers and mobile devices, online trainings can be completed at your own pace, and on your own schedule. Online training is included with each SAC kit.
Become a Certified SAC Trainer
Do you support ten or more programs in your community? If so, become a certified SAC trainer! The SAC Training of Trainers is a two-day hands-on workshop that prepares seasoned educators to lead SAC trainings for program staff. Participants should have experience teaching other educators, but no science background is needed. Registration includes:
- Ten hours of hands-on training (meals included) at the California Academy of Sciences
- Trainer Handbook and Activity Leader Training Manual
- One SAC kit and activity guidebook
- Behind-the-scenes tour of the California Academy of Sciences
- Admission to NightLife
- Travel fees not included
Request a Customized Training
Need something special? The California Academy of Sciences can lead an in-person training exclusively for program staff at your location. Designed to complement the online training, an instructor-led training features:
- Coaching and support from an Academy trainer
- Hands-on practice with SAC activities
- Extra guidance around citizen science
- A facilitated professional learning community
Customized trainings are available for organizations that purchase ten or more kits on the same topic.
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Science Action Club is a nationwide STEM program for middle school youth in out-of-school time.