Youth Science Institute - Vasonahttp://www.youthscience.org
YSI, an independent not-for-profit organization, is a leader in nature-based science education, engaging 30,000 pre-school through high school students annually in the wonders of science. In our 53 year history, more than one million children have experienced the excitement of a YSI program. YSI focuses on hands-on learning of life sciences, physical sciences and social sciences, including biology, chemistry, physics, geology and astronomy. Programs are conducted at its three Science and Nature Centers in Vasona, Sanborn and Alum Rock parks, in schools and at community events. Centers feature live mammals, birds, insects, amphibians and reptiles in some combination.