The mission of the Greenfield Community Science Workshop (Greenfield CSW), a program of the City of Greenfield, is to serve as South Monterey County's science education resource center, available to students, teachers, families, and citizens interested in science learning and discovery through interaction and contact with the physical and natural world
The Big Idea
Learning science can be fun and also useful. The Greenfield Community Science Workshop is South Monterey County’s science education resource center, and its Big Idea delivers the Tinker Time Drop-In Program. Youth and families can enjoy hands-on projects like cracking shale rocks, finding and identifying marine fossils, or completing woodworking projects – all while promoting the creative exploration of science and scientific principles. This nonprofit welcomes students, teachers, families and all who are interested in learning about the physical and natural world in an inclusive, fully bilingual environment that is free to the community.
I first started visiting in the Greenfield CSW (GCSW) when I was in middle school. The GCSW accommodated my learning style and gave me a chance to understand science by doing. There I also learned skills that I would have never learned at school or at home, like using power tools for example. I spent my middle and high school years heavily involved in the GCSW, first as a participant, then as a volunteer, and finally as an employee. Over the years and through the different programs offered by the GCSW, from hands-on science programs to garden programs to field trips, I developed and cultivated genuine and personal interest in the environment and in STEM. I am now a fourth-year at Sacramento State University majoring in Environmental Studies B.S. and minoring in Engineering. The GCSW gave me the time, space, and stimulation to explore and discover what I was truly passionate about.
- Jovanna Acevedo