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Science Clubs

Science clubs are informal associations or learning programs where individuals meet to discuss and/or engage around a common interest or topic in science. These associations, which bring together individuals of all ages, abilities, and backgrounds, can assemble in a formal education setting, such as a school, or in a more community-oriented context, such as a park, museum, library, or church. Science clubs that are organized for young K–12 learners are typically supervised by a teacher, parent, mentor, or older peer. There are myriad organized science clubs that can focus on topics related to one or more areas of scientific exploration. These include—but are not limited to—the physical sciences (e.g., chemistry, environmental science, ecology, geology, astronomy), the life sciences (e.g., biology, zoology, botany, biomedical research), and/or ...

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