The Coalition for Science After School exists to ensure that science, engineering, math, and technology are part of afterschool and summer learning environments. This resource serves to bridge the gap between experts in the science community and afterschool providers. Stay connected by signing up for their newsletter.
The Afterschool Alliance website allows educators to search for research by topic. Most of the research pertains to the effectiveness of afterschool programs and strategies that were implemented in different programs.
This site is designed to share results from the ITEST Convening: "Defining an Afterschool Research Agenda." Funded by the National Science Foundation, this three-day event was held June 9-11, 2010 in St. Paul at Science Museum of Minnesota. Together, convening attendees worked to craft a field-informed research agenda to identify gaps and clarify central questions regarding STEM workforce development in the afterschool environment. Read the Convening Full Report or Report Summary.
The Educational Equity Center at the Academy for Educational Development (EEC/AED) through a grant from the National Science Foundation has developed Great Science for Girls: Extension Services for Gender Equity in Science through After School Programs (GSG), to provide inquiry-based, informal science learning programs that will stimulate girls’ curiosity, interest and persistence in STEM and break down the barriers of gender stereotyping.