SAC training

Science Action Club (SAC) provides high-quality training that increases staff and youth's confidence and interest in science.

Explore the scope of SAC’s training options tailored to your needs. Our staff is here to guide and support you at every step of the SAC experience. Elevate the skills of your staff with a personalized training that empowers them to thrive and builds confidence in their facilitation practices.


Book an instructor-led SAC training

Activity Leader using Cloud Cover grid during an ALT

Activity Leader Trainings (ALT) are by led by a SAC Team member and provide high-quality training for SAC’s nature activities. The ALT will cover:

  • Detailed guidance on instructing scientific content
  • Best practices for facilitating STEM curriculum
  • How to integrate citizen and community science into programming
  • Strategizing adaptations that work with your youth

“The in-person training along with the material and curriculum book were very helpful and imperative to SAC.”– SAC Activity Leader

Preview a sample agenda.


Diversifying discussion for your audience

Youth and educator discussing learning material

SAC brings best practices for science learning to you and emphasizes the powerful effect that skilled facilitation has on a youth and educator’s sense of belonging, curiosity, and self-confidence. Build SAC into your program’s professional development and event offerings. Invite our staff to lead a webinar or discussion on the following expertise areas:

  • Connecting science and nature activities to Social-Emotional Learning (SEL)
  • The importance of community science and how to get started
  • STEM identify and how bilingual (English/Spanish) resources help equity

“I loved the presenter's energy and engaging with colleagues [paired with the] hands-on testing and teaching of activities.” –SAC activity leader


We’re your planning partners

SAC Team member at an ALT

From staffing shortages to programming timelines, we know the unique challenges that arise in the out-of-school time space. Lean on SAC staff for program support. We are available to help strategize timelines and adaptations to make sure that are program works to meet the needs of your staff.

Photo courtesy of Earlham College


Science Action Club's online training has won two coveted Brandon Hall Group awards for Excellence in Learning.

Brandon Hall Award

Upcoming events:

Join SAC at Best of Out of School Time (BOOST) April 30 – May 3rd!

SAC will be exhibiting and hosting an Inspiration Station