Teacher Member Services
CRS provides timely information and personalized support services to help teachers in the San Francisco Bay Area use science to engage their students in learning. Our services develop as we learn from members about challenges and opportunities to bring more hands-on, inquiry, active learning experiences to more students. Tell us what you are looking for and we'll help you find it! Think of CRS as your personal research assistant, resource connector, and planning consultant.
CRS is a wonderful organization whose sole focus is to help teachers increase the amount and quality of science instruction. Their creative use of graduate student volunteers, their thoughtful, standards-based science lessons, and their ‘background support’ (with planning lessons, locating resources, planning field trips, etc) have had a direct impact on the quality of science instruction in my kindergarten classroom."
--Lorraine Mann, K/1st-Grade Teacher, Oakland Unified School District
Information you need, when you need it:
- Monthly updates right to your inbox - (e-NewsBlasts)
- Comprehensive science resource guide mailed quarterly - (also available on-line)
- Website & database - Come to the CRS website for planning tools and access to our online resource database
Personalized support -- tell us what you need, and we'll help you find it!
Looking for something - Field trip or in-class programs, websites for you or your students, materials to support your lesson? Tell us what you need, and we'll promptly put together a customized report with all the information you need so you can focus on bringing science experiences alive in your classroom.
In-class presentations from real scientists
Find out more about our BASIS (Bay Area Scientists in Schools) program and how it supports science in your classroom. Currently, our BASIS in-class volunteer program is available primarily in the East Bay (from Richmond through Hayward).
If you would be interested in having scientist volunteers to help with science fair judging or with science activities during a family science event, please make a request and we can try to connect you with volunteers. The more advanced notice you can give us, the better your chances we will be able to connect you with a STEM professional.
Field Trips for Teachers
Discover the gems for science learning beyond your classroom walls. Get a behind the scenes peek at some of the best resources in the Bay Area, learn first hand from their program staff about the classes, field trips, materials, workshops and more they have available for you. Plus, network with other teachers, nibble on yummy refreshments, and pick up some freebies! Plan on joining us on our next Field Trip for Teachers!
Science Super Star Challenge
CRS Members who teach Kindergarten through 5th grade can participate in our annual Science Super Star Challenge that recognizes and rewards teachers for incorporating science into their classrooms through hands-on activities, writing, and reading. By completing the goals outlined in the Science Super Star form, you and your students are eligible for prizes!