Materials Management Sites

   

Materials Management Sites

The chart below is a partial list of science centers that support FOSS educators across the country. If you’d like to have your center added to the list, please contact the FOSS project.

See the following FOSS newsletter articles for additional information about science materials centers.

Make Friends with a Science Materials Center Near You (Spring 2003)

The FOSS Materials Management Symposium: Keeping the Investment Robust (Fall 2002)

Science Materials Center, Costa Mesa, CA
Publishers Services Kit Storage
FOSS, GEMS, Insights, STC
  • Kit refurbishment
  • Kit pick-up
  • Live organism ordering and delivery
  • Live organism breeding
  • Kit training
  • Teacher support services (e.g. Professional Development on content, inquiry, or notebooking)
  • Pre-prep kits (prep and package materials by investigation)
  • Print materials
  • Literature for kits
Center
Contact: Guy Erskine, Zeke Noonan Phone: 714-424-7570

Email: gerskine@nmusd.us, znoonan@nmusd.us

Orange Unified Science Center, Anaheim, CA
Publishers Services Kit Storage
FOSS, STC
  • Kit refurbishment
  • Kit pick-up
  • Live organism ordering and delivery
  • Live organism breeding
  • Kit training
  • Teacher support services (e.g. Professional Development on content, inquiry, or notebooking)
  • Pre-prep kits (prep and package materials by investigation)
  • Developing teaching rotation
Center
Contact: Peg Benzie Phone: 714-289-7264

Email: mbenzie@orangeusd.k12.ca.us

ScienceWorks Materials Resource Center, Huntington Beach, CA
Publishers Services Kit Storage
FOSS, Insights, STC, Scott Foresman Kits
  • Kit refurbishment
  • Live organism ordering and delivery
  • Kit training
  • Teacher support services (e.g. Professional Development on content, inquiry, or notebooking)
  • Developing teaching rotation
  • Family Science Night Kits K-5
Center
Contact: Susie Crandall, Tricia Brisby Phone: 714-843-3270, 714-842-5205

Email: crandallsu@fvsd.k12.ca.us, tricia.brisby@hbcsd.k12.ca.us

Web: http://www.fvsd.k12.ca.us/curr_instr/science.shtml

SMART Center, Oakland, CA 94601
Publishers Services Kit Storage
FOSS, GEMS, SEPUP, TOPS
  • Kit refurbishment
  • Kit pick-up
  • Live organism ordering and delivery
  • Live organism breeding
  • Kit training, teacher support services (e.g. Professional Development on content, inquiry, or notebooking)
  • Print materials
  • Develop teaching rotation, literature for kits
  • Equipment for loan
Center
Contact: Caleb Cheung Phone: 510-879-2315

Email: caleb.cheung@ousd.k12.ca.us

Web: http://science.ousd.k12.ca.us

Instructional Materials Center, Foster City, CA
Publishers Services Kit Storage
FOSS
  • Maintains a storeroom of FOSS supplies and sends to teachers when requested
  • Maintains an open P.O. with Niles Biological and keeps track of what live organisms teachers order
Sites
Contact: Anne Conlon Phone: 650-312-7247

Email: aconlon@smfc.k12.ca.us

Instructional Materials Center, Newark, CA
Publishers Services Kit Storage
FOSS, GEMS, Glenco
  • Kit refurbishment
  • Kit pick-up
  • Live organism ordering and delivery
  • Live organism breeding
  • Kit training
  • Teacher support services (e.g. Professional Development on content, inquiry, or notebooking)
  • Pre-prep kits (prep and package materials by investigation)
  • Print materials
  • Develop teaching rotation
Center
Contact: Valerie Aguiliar, Diana Hoban Phone: 510-818-4218

Email: vaguiliar@nusd.k12.ca.us, dhoban@nusd.k12.ca.us

Science Materials Center (SMC), Placentia, CA
Publishers Services Kit Storage
FOSS, Delta Science Module
  • Kit refurbishment
  • Kit pick-up
  • Live organism ordering and delivery
  • Live organism breeding
  • Kit training
  • Teacher support services (e.g. Professional Development on content, inquiry, or notebooking)
  • Pre-prep kits (prep and package materials by investigation)
  • All enrollment for science kit training/kit check out is available online (PDExpress software, housed on district server.)
Center
Contact: Eddie Tabata, Donna Loken Phone: 714-996-1551 ext. 23027

Email: etabata@pylusd.org, dloken@pylusd.org

Web: http://sciencepylusd.wordpress.com/

Redwood City School District Instructional Media Center (IMC), Redwood City, CA
Publishers Services Kit Storage
FOSS, CPO
  • Kit refurbishment
  • Kit pick-up and delivery
  • Print materials
  • Develop teaching rotation
Center
Contact: Cheryl Cleeves, Tiffiney Koleckar Phone: 650-367-4330

Email: ccleeves@rcsd.k12.ca.us, tkolecka@rcsd.k12.ca.us

Web: http://rcsd.k12.ca.us/~tkoleckar/FOV1-0001B895/Science.html

BAER Center, Sunnyvale, CA
Publishers Services Kit Storage
FOSS
  • Kit refurbishment
  • Kit pick-up and delivery
  • Literature for kits
  • In the process of collecting some live organisms
Center
Contact: April Lincoln Phone: 408-423-2874

Email: alincoln@scusd.net

Menlo Park City School District Science Materials Center, Menlo Park, CA
Publishers Services Kit Storage
FOSS
  • Kit refurbishment
  • Kit pick-up and delivery
  • Kit trainings
Center
Contact: Carrie Bildstein Phone: 650-326-4341 x 2124

Email: cbildstein@mpcsd.org

PAUSD Science Resource Center, Palo Alto, CA
Publishers Services Kit Storage
FOSS, STC
  • Kit refurbishment
  • Kit pick-up
  • Live organism ordering and delivery
  • Kit training
  • Teacher support services (e.g. Professional Development on content, inquiry, or notebooking)
Sites
Contact: Mary Childress Phone:650-565-8437

Email: mchildress@pausd.org

Web: http://www.lucinda.net/k6science/

Cupertino Union School District Kit Stop, Cupertino, CA
Publishers Services Kit Storage
FOSS
  • Kit refurbishment
  • Kit pick-up
  • Live organism ordering and delivery
  • Kit training
  • Develop teaching rotation
  • Literature for kits
Center
Contact: Betty Saunders Phone: 408-252-3000 x256

Email: saunders_betty@cupertino.k12.ca.us

Tucson Unified School District, AZ
Publishers Services Kit Storage
FOSS, GEMS, Insights, STC, SEPUP, BSCS, Prentice Hall
  • Kit materials
  • Kit pick-up
  • Live organism ordering and delivery
  • Live organism breeding
  • Teacher training
  • Teacher support
Center
Contact: Araceli Gonzalez, Joan Gilbert Phone: 520-225-4933, 520-225-4935

Email: araceli.gonzalez@tusd1.org, joan.gilbert@tusd1.org

Web: http://instech.tusd.k12.az.us/science/index.asp

Hands on Science Department
Publishers Services Kit Storage
FOSS
  • Kit refurbishment
  • Butterfly coupons
  • Reimbursments for organism purchase
  • Owl pellets upon request
Center
Contact: Amanda Waldo Phone: 970-490-3686

Email: awaldo@psdschools.org

Van Allen Science Teaching Center, Cedar Rapids, IA
Publishers Services Kit Storage
FOSS, Insights, STC
  • Kit refurbishment
  • Limited live organisms
  • Kit training
Center
Contact: Jeanne Bancroft Phone: 319-399-6560

Email: jbancroft@gwaea.org

Web: http://www.aea10.k12.ia.us/vastscience/materialssupport.html

Roseville Schools EDC FOSS Science Program, MN
Publishers Services Kit Storage
FOSS
  • Kit materials ordering and replacement
  • Live organism ordering and delivery
  • Kit training
Sites
Contact: Michelle Kruzel Phone: 651-604-3736

Email: michelle.kruzel@isd623.org

Web: http://www.isd623.org/fvcc/

Evaluation and Training Center of Fargo Public Schools, ND
Publishers Services Kit Storage
FOSS, Newbridge
  • Kit materials ordering
  • Kit training
  • Prep kits
  • Print materials
Sites
Contact: Jodi Freitag Phone: 701-241-4858

Email: freitagj@fargo.k12.nd.us

Web: http://vtc-etc.org/Common/contact.htm

Roseburg Public Schools Teaching and Learning Deptartment,OR
Publishers Services Kit Storage
FOSS, Insights, STC,
  • Ordering/distribution of materials by teacher request
  • Live organism ordering and delivery
  • 2 hour trainings for new teachers
Sites
Contact: Joe Beatty, Linda Blakely Phone: 541-440-4039

Email: jbeatty325@charter.net, lblakely@rosebur.k12.or.us

Rhode Island Science Materials Resource Center, RI
Publishers Services Kit Storage
FOSS, Insights, STC, Lego/Dacta
  • Kit refurbishment
  • Kit training
  • On-site mentoring/PD
  • Implementation consulting
  • Curriculum/PD planning
  • Grad courses
Center
Contact: Anita Hennessy Phone: 401-245-4998 x 316

Email: hennessa@ride.ri.net

Web: http://www.ebecri.org/

The Center for Mathematics and Science Education Resource Center, Spearfish, SD
Publishers Services Kit Storage
FOSS, Insights, STC, SEPUP, BSCS, TRACS, Delta Modules, Carolina Biological
  • Kit refurbishment
  • Live organisms ordering and delivery
  • Kit training
  • Literature kits
Center
Contact: Kathy Quinn Phone: 605-642-6872

Email: kathyquinn@bhsu.edu

Web: http://www.camse.org

SMERC ESD 112, Vancouver, WA
Publishers Services Kit Storage
FOSS, STC
  • Kit refurbisment
  • Live organisms ordering and delivery
  • Kit training
  • Training on: content, reading/writing, notebook, inquiry
Center
Contact: Bo Aldeman Phone: 360-750-7513

Email: bo.haldeman@esd112.org

Web: http://www.esd112.org/smerc/

Mukilteo School District, Lynnwood, WA
Publishers Services Kit Storage
FOSS, Insights(K)
  • Kit refurbishment 3 times a year
  • Live organism ordering and delivery
  • Raising selected live organisms
  • Kit training
  • Copying
  • Literature
Center
Contact: Tim Takayoshi Phone: 425-710-4394

Email: ScienceCntr@mukilteo.wednet.edu

Web: http://www.mukilteo.wednet.edu/departments/curr/web/sciencecenter/index.htm

North Thurston Public Schools Science Warehouse, Lacey, WA
Publishers Services Kit Storage
FOSS, STC
  • Kit refurbishment
  • Live organism ordering and delivery
  • Live organism breeding
Center, sites
Contact: Crystal Bell Phone: 360-412-4591

Email: cbell@nthurston.k12.wa.us

Web: http://www.nthurston.k12.wa.us/education/staff/staff.php?sectiondetailid=38523

Olympic Educational Service District 114 Science Kit Center, Bremerton, WA
Publishers Services Kit Storage
FOSS
  • Kit refurbishment
  • Live organism ordering and delivery
  • Some live organism breeding
  • Activities packaged in set
  • Notebook sheets
  • Some "teacher supplied items"
Center
Contact: Debbie Witt Phone: 520-225-4933

Email: kitwitt@oesd.wednet.edu

Web: http://www.oesd.wednet.edu/oesd/site/default.asp

 
 

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