Science Connected is a volunteer-powered 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization headquartered in San Francisco, California. We are a global group of scientists and science communicators who foster widespread science literacy, education, and communication. We are dedicated to increasing public understanding of science and creating free and equal access to science education. We define education in its broadest sense and believe it is the key to making informed choices, being successful members of society, and acting as responsible stewards of the planet.
Our mission is to increase scientific literacy in underserved communities and the greater public by connecting people with the latest scientific research, translating science into accessible language, debunking pseudoscience, and providing educators with standards-based STEM education resources.
Science Connected Magazine is an editorially independent, non-profit newsroom producing open-access science journalism and scientific fact-checking for the global public. We are working hard to increase science literacy and public access to reliable information.
Science Connected provides free science teaching resources to parents, teachers, and schools that request them. We believe that quality science education should be accessible to every student, regardless of their income.
Check out our assortment of affordable “kitchen science” lab manuals for elementary school children, life science textbooks for middle and high school students, and anthologies for college and lifelong learners. Developing scientific literacy should be fun and interactive.
Citizen science is an effective partnership between scientists and nonscientists that, when done well, offers benefits to the participants and beyond. We have several free resources for you to learn more about citizen science and get involved in projects.
As part of our mission to spread scientific literacy, we mentor new science communicators from a wide variety of scientific fields of study. A background in journalism is not necessary to join our team as a volunteer science communicator. We provide instruction and guidance in science communication best practices. Participants practice distilling peer-reviewed research findings into an accessible format for an audience of non-experts. Writers work with editors to practice information synthesis, critical analysis, and the summarization of complex information.