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Greenfield Community Science Workshop


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

We’re In This Together

Nonprofits are more important that ever in this trying time. Monterey County Gives! was created to support the local nonprofit community's Big Ideas (and programs). And thanks to your participation and generosity, Monterey County Gives! raised over $7.8 million for 162 local nonprofits in 2020.

MCGives! has now raised and contributed over $35 million dollars since its inception ten years ago. That’s astounding. And wonderful. Thank you to all our Partners, Sponsors, nonprofit Board Directors, staff and volunteers — and each of our 7,578 donors. We did it, together.

The 2021 Campaign begins November 11.

APPLY FOR Monterey County Gives!

The 2021 Monterey County Gives! RFP (for applying nonprofits) is due by midnight July 31st. Monterey County Gives! 2021 campaign kicks off in early November.