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California Tinkering Afterschool Network | Partners

California Tinkering Afterschool Network | Partners

Learn more about the researchers, practitioners, co-creators, and community organizations involved in the California Tinkering Afterschool Network. 


Community Science Workshop

Community Science Workshops

The Community Science Workshop Network provides community sites, educators, and makerspaces with the training resources and support they need to facilitate engaging learning experiences for underserved youth.

Children at Fontana After School Program tinkering with the support of Discovery Cube and iCreate

Discovery Cube

A hands-on science center that collaborates with community organizations and afterschool programs to deliver creative opportunities for STEM learning.

Techbridge girlsTechbridge 

Techbridge afterschool programs open up the world of science, technology, and engineering to underserved girls with fun, educational, hands-on projects.

The Tinkering Studio at the Exploratorium

The Tinkering Studio collaborates with several afterschool programs to share tinkering projects with educators and students in the Bay Area.



Our work is supported by the S.D. Bechtel Jr. Foundation, as well as the National Science FoundationResearch+Practice Collaboratory” grant (DUE-1238253).

SD Bechtel Jr Foundation    National Science Foundation   Research+Practice Collaboratory