Exciting explorations of electricity at Community Science Workshop
Designing and redesigning scribbling machines in the Tinkering Afterschool Program at Boys & Girls Club, San Francisco
Children explore circuitry through Discovery Cube in collaboration with Fontana Afterschool Program and iCreate
Researcher observations of tinkering learning and facilitation at a Tinkering Studio workshop
Network partners meet and discuss research and practice in afterschool programs
California Tinkering Afterschool Network
The California Tinkering Afterschool Network (CTAN) was a professional partnership bringing together expertise from afterschool directors, facilitators, and researchers from the Community Science Workshop Network, Discovery Cube, Techbridge, and the Exploratorium. This equity-oriented professional community came together to design for, implement, and study teaching and learning in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math-rich (STEM-rich) afterschool tinkering programs that serve youth from low-income, historically marginalized communities. CTAN was a member of the Research + Practice Collaboratory and was supported by the National Science Foundation and the S.D. Bechtel, Jr. Foundation.