OSE/CSF is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that focuses on science education and welcomes donations. Our highest goal is to teach science fundamentals and instill an interest in science. This award winning nonprofit teaches 3 science programs for grades 2-11 and offers educator workshops. Student programs include series of classes during the day or afterschool, 5 weeks of summer field trips, and a week of backpacking in Yosemite. The curriculum is student centered with activities based on active, fun and encouraging hands-on learning activities and experiments. We understand the importance of effective and positive science education.
Each year OSE/CSF teaches 100's of hours of award winning classes at schools to increase public awareness and understanding of science. This nonprofit science education foundation was both created and is managed by accomplished and experienced teachers with degrees, credentials, awards, and special training. Lessons include physics, chemistry, biology and geology plus our environment and ecosystems. Activities are taught with encouragement and our trademark: fun, hands-on active learning and discovery.
Diane Cornell and Irvin Lindsey form the core of OSE and share more than 50 years of distinguished education experience. Diane earned the Teacher of the Year Award from the San Jose School District, and Irvin was selected as a United Way Community Hero by the Community Assessment Project and the local newspaper, the Sentinel. He was also given the Hands On Recognition award for Excellence in Teaching by the RAFT Foundation in San Jose, CA. The nonprofit science education foundation they co-founded, Outdoor Science Exploration, was recognized with a sustainable quality award by the California Legislature Assembly.