Focus Area

STEM education


To empower teachers and STEM professionals serving schools in historically marginalized communities to activate TK-8 students’ curiosity about the world, foster critical thinking, and inspire children to imagine future career pathways. Our programs and services aim to transform TK- Grade 8 science teaching through sustained, responsive partnership toward greater equity and justice embedded in joyful learning experiences that foster wonder and inspiration, empower exploration and discovery, and build a sense of belonging in STEM.

Volunteer Opportunities


Ways to Engage

Time Commitment

Inspire students by leading a fun, 1 hour science presentation in local elementary classrooms, through our Bay Area Scientists Inspiring Students (BASIS) science and engineering volunteer role model program. We provide training, lesson materials, and arrange all logistics to fit within your schedule. Work with a partner or a whole team, and make anywhere from 2-10 class visits per school year to East Bay classrooms. (in-person is preferred; virtual visits can also be arranged)

Teach Tutor or Mentor

Less than one hour a month

Donate to enable CRS to provide teachers with the information and support they need to successfully bring science into their classrooms

Donate or Sponsor

Less than an hour annually

Share information about CRS services with a teacher you care about

Lead by Example

Less than an hour annually

Sponsor a Science Field Trip for Teachers or the Annual Volunteer Appreciation Event

Donate or Sponsor

One time annually