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Headwaters Science Institute


PO Box 913, Soda Springs, CA 95728

(530) 426-3063


Headwaters Science Institute allows kids to use their curiosity to do good in the world by learning how to conduct important environmental research projects out in the field.

Participants improve their problem-solving abilities and become more effective members of society. Based in Soda Springs (off I-80 by Sugar Bowl Ski Resort), the Headwaters Science Institute is managed by a team of grad students, parents, professional scientists, and community members who relay to the next generation of explorers what they learned during their own scientific pursuits.

In reaching its mission to inspire informed citizens who (hopefully) go on to pursue science careers, Headwaters Science Institute teaches programs online, at local schools, and at its Northern California field site. During its camps, classes, and field trips, students are presented with opportunities to apply hands-on scientific methods and generate a positive impact for society through their engagement within Headwaters’ SDR (Student Driven Research) framework.

There are plenty of ways to get involved and support youth scientists at Headwaters through volunteering, attending events, or donating to the organization.

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Consider getting involved by volunteering your time, donating money, or both. Above you can learn about what services Headwaters Science Institute provides to the community and easily volunteer, donate, register for services, or connect with them on social media. Visit the Nevada County Community Groups directory to see a comprehensive list of organizations on all subjects that are relevant to creating a vibrant local community.

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