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North State STEM Resources 




4-H (Shasta County)

With a rich history and an expansive network reaching every corner of the country, 4-H is the nation’s largest youth development organization. More than 6 million 4-H youth in urban neighborhoods, suburban schoolyards and rural farming communities stand out among their peers: building revolutionary opportunities and implementing community-wide change at an early age.

AAUW Women in STEM Conference

The Women in STEM Conference is an event designed to inspire middle school girls to become the next generation of scientists, engineers, mathematicians and computer scientists; fields in which women are underrepresented.  The event provides access to information, hands-on demonstrations and mentors in these areas. The conference is a collaborative effort, co-sponsored by the American Association of University Women, AAUW Redding branch, Shasta College and the Shasta County Office of Education. It was established in 1995 and has become a bi-annual tradition held in the Spring of even numbered years.

Build It

Build It offers Lego Robotics, Stop-Motion Animation, Computer Programming, and 3D Printing classes, summer camps, field trips, and birthday parties to youth. We have developed a mobile program so we can bring our instructors, curriculum, and equipment to your school or your neighborhood.  That way, children without access to Build It classes will not be left behind.

California Native Plant Society 
(CNPS) Shasta Chapter

The California Native Plant Society works hard to protect California's native plant heritage and preserve it for future generations. Our nearly 10,000 members promote native plant appreciation, research, education, and conservation through our five statewide programs and 34 regional chapters in California.

Caltrans (District 2)Caltrans utilizes many engineering and other STEM skills.  To arrange for a speaker to come into the classroom to present, please contact:  Denise Yergenson; 530-225-3260; Allow 3-4 weeks advance notice.

Coleman Fish Hatchery

The hatchery is open for self-guided tours daily from 7:30 a.m. to dusk. Visit our Hatchery Happenings page for more information on the recreation, education and events that are happening at the Coleman National Fish Hatchery.

College OptionsCollege

OPTIONS mission is to strengthen the college-going culture in the North State by increasing opportunities for students to pursue postsecondary education, and ensuring that all students can make informed decisions about their education and their future.

CSU Chico InternshipsThe Career Center assists students and alumni through all phases of career development to bridge the transition between the academic environment and the world of work.

Dignity Health Mercy Medical Center

Mercy Medical Center Redding is a 264-bed hospital offering the most comprehensive health services in the north state, providing acute care and a full range of special programs to a six-county region. Mercy Medical Center Redding is sponsored by the Sisters of Mercy of Auburn, along with St. Elizabeth Community Hospital in Red Bluff and Mercy Medical Center Mt. Shasta.

Hour of CodeThe 'Hour of Code' is a nationwide initiative by Computer Science Education Week and to introduce millions of students to one hour of computer science and computer programming.

Kahn Academy

Our mission is to provide a free, world-class education for anyone, anywhere. All of our resources are completely free forever, regardless of whether you're a student, teacher, home-schooler, principal, adult returning to the classroom after 20 years, or a friendly alien just trying to get a leg up in earthly biology.

Kinder College DayKinderCollege, a day on which hundreds of area kindergartners learn about the importance of going to college.

Kinetic Sculpture

Kinetic Sculptures are all-terrain human-powered art sculptures that are engineered to race over road, water, mud and sand. Kinetic sculptures are amazing works of art; many are animated with moving parts like blinking eyes, opening mouths, heads that move side to side and up and down.   The teams consist of pilots, pit crew and pee-ons. Kinetic Pilots pedal the sculpture and steer, the pit crew assists the pilots in transforming the vehicle for the various elements and fixing mechanical issues, and pee-ons, well, they do whatever is needed for the team to get glory. The teams give out “bribes” to their adoring spectators, judges and Rutabaga Royalty.

Master Gardeners Redding

The mission of the Shasta College Master Gardeners Association is to develop, adapt, and extend research-based horticultural information and educational programs to the residents of Shasta and Tehama Counties. The Master Gardeners assist the University of California Cooperative Extension through gardening programs and horticultural activities designed to educate the public with research-based information.

Math Counts

The MATHCOUNTS Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that strives to engage middle school students of all ability and interest levels in fun, challenging math programs, in order to expand their academic and professional opportunities.  For more than 30 years MATHCOUNTS has provided enriching, extracurricular opportunities to students and free, high- quality resources to educators.

National Ocean Sciences BowlThe NOSB mission is to enrich science teaching and learning across the United States through a high-profile national competition that increases high school students’ knowledge of the oceans and enhances public understanding and stewardship of the oceans.

Odessy of the Mind

Odyssey of the Mind is an international educational program that provides creative problem-solving opportunities for students from kindergarten through college. Team members apply their creativity to solve problems that range from building mechanical devices to presenting their own interpretation of literary classics. They then bring their solutions to competition on the local, state, and World level. Thousands of teams from throughout the U.S. and from about 25 other countries participate in the program.

Science Bowl

The Department of Energy (DOE) created the National Science Bowl in1991 to encourage students to excel in mathematics and science and to pursue careers in these fields. Approximately 240,000 students have participated in the National Science Bowl throughout its 24 year history, and it is one of the nation’s largest science competitions.

Science Olympiad

Science Olympiad is a national non-profit organization dedicated to improving the quality of K-12 science education, increasing male, female and minority interest in science, creating a technologically-literate workforce and providing recognition for outstanding achievement by both students and teachers.  These goals are achieved by participating in Science Olympiad tournaments and non-competitive events, incorporating Science Olympiad into classroom curriculum and attending teacher training institutes.

SCOE After School Programs

Project SHARE (Shasta Health Academic and Recreation Enrichment) provides after school services to participating districts and schools.  Services include supervision of programming, personnel and finances.  Project funds are received from the California Department of Education’s (CDE) After School Education and Safety (ASES) and the Federal 21st Century Community Learning Center’s After School Education and Safety for Teens (ASSET’s) programs. Program funding is for the purpose of supporting participants in being successful students.  This is accomplished through offerings that include academic interventions, tutoring and homework assistance; recreation and enrichments.  All students at participating school sites are eligible to attend, regardless of parental economic status.

Shasta County Public Health

Shasta County Public Health provides a wide range of community resources in STEM fields.

Shasta Regional Medical Center

Community service is a very important part of our mission. Our community involvement and support is demonstrated in many ways, including providing space when available to community support groups.

Think Global Flight

MISSION:  Promote the importance of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) Education and the boundless opportunities in aviation and aerospace industries worldwide. This international in-flight effort will cultivate and promote a greater awareness and interest in STEM in classrooms by way of an around-the- world flight of adventure taking off in April of 2014. OBJECTIVES:  Circumnavigating the Earth bridging international classrooms across the globe through the use of virtual venues called Student Command Centers (SCC) for all ages.  Creating a greater awareness for the importance of international green technologies. Empowering parents with their child’s educational development through a greater awareness of STEM education as related to aviation and aerospace. Increasing the number of children across the globe, interested in and inspired by aviation and aerospace, especially among under-represented groups such as girls and minorities as they follow the ThinkGlobal Team on their journey around the Earth.

Turtle Bay Exploration Park

Turtle Bay Exploration Park educates visitors of all ages with entertaining and stimulating exhibitions and programs that interpret the complex relationships between people and their environments. Using the unique cultural, historical, and natural resources including those in the Sacramento River Region, Turtle Bay serves as a catalyst for exploring universal human experiences.

Western Shasta Resource 
Conservation District

The mission of the Western Shasta Resource Conservation District is to collaborate with willing landowners, government agencies and other organizations to facilitate the conservation or restoration of western Shasta County’s natural resources. Many community focused events are available on the website.  A Kids Corner page provides links to many north state, science resources.


Hosted by the Shasta Cascade section of the Society of Women Engineers, WOW is an engineering event that teaches girls science skills, confidence and communication.