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.

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Each year OSE/CSF teaches more than 180 award winning classes at schools to increase public awareness and understanding of science. We offer the best science teaching possible and focus on physics, chemistry and the life and earth sciences. This award winning 501c3 nonprofit teaches science fundamentals and instills an interest in science. It has 3 programs for grades 2-11 which include series of classes during or after school, 5 weeks of summer field trips, and a week of backpacking in Yosemite. We're student centered and based on fun, active, hands-on learning activities and experiments. We realize the immense importance of effective science education.

These accomplished, credentialed teachers founded OSE in 1996 sharing 40+ years of distinguished teaching experience. Irvin has taught science in the classroom and outdoors from elementary to college levels. He has taught workshops for teachers and enjoys a special talent for connecting with students of all ages. Irvin was selected as a United Way Community Hero by the Community Assessment Project and the Santa Cruz Sentinel newspaper. Irvin is also a Hands-on Award Winner from San Jose's Resource Area for Teachers. Diane was an integral part of this nonprofit from its beginning until her passing in February 2014. She was well known for her altruism and philanthropy. As a distinguished Teacher of the Year with 30+ years of exemplary experience, she brought many extraordinary gifts for helping kids learn science.

Irvin Lindsey manages the day to day operation of OSE with more than 18 years of distinguished education experience. He 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. This nonprofit science education foundation he and Diane Cornell co-founded has been recognized with a sustainable quality award by the California Legislature Assembly.


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