Oak Crest serves as a valuable resource to local K-12 educators, students, and schools. Through its outreach programs, Oak Crest enhances science education in its community, working to increase science literacy, engagement, career interest and preparedness among K-12 students in the Greater Los Angeles area.
Oak Crest offers a wide variety of free programs that reach local secondary school students and K-12 teachers:
Students and teachers can gain hands-on laboratory experience under the mentorship of a research scientist through participation in the Summer Research Connection (SRC) or our volunteer programs.
With the Amgen Biotech Experience, Oak Crest helps bring real-world science directly into classrooms by providing biotechnology curriculum and teacher training.
Oak Crest runs a professional development workshop series for local science teachers to learn hands-on activities to use in their classrooms, as well as to learn about cutting-edge science topics directly from scientists. Together, our programs create professional learning communities of science educators, who collaborate and network as they build stronger science curricula and programs.
Other programs give students opportunities to learn about engaging science topics and science career pathways directly from scientists.