Science Minors Clubs
Our after-school Science Minors Clubs offer early, hands-on exposure to science through partnerships with more than 70 schools and community organizations.
Students at a neighborhood Science Minors Club site work together to build and test wind turbines for a lesson in energy.
About Science Minors Clubs
Science Minors Clubs aim to increase interest in science in underserved neighborhoods by engaging students in places where they already spend their time after school, such as community-based organizations and schools. Participants work together on projects and activities that build curiousity and encourage teamwork.
The Science Minors Club network consists of over 65 locations in Chicago, its suburbs, and northwest Indiana and has the capacity to serve upwards of 5,000 youth each year.
Clubs are organized into four tiers - Associates, Partners, Masters and Ambassadors - that provide differing levels of support. The tiered approach is designed to give sites the confidence and skills they need to provide science experiences on their own. Sites in the highest level, Ambassadors, have been in the program at least four years.
Participating organizations receive:
- Science curriculum on topics including physics, renewable energy, engineering, health, and more.
- Training and on-site support.
- Materials for hands-on activities.
- A field trip and Family Day at the Museum for participating students and their families.
We are now taking applications for new partners in our network. Please click the link below to reach the application form.
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