The Math Science Nucleus is a diverse non profit organization that provides
volunteer opportunities for scientists as well as children. Although our
headquarters are in Fremont, California the internet allows collaboration with
partners throughout the world. Our
mission and goal is clear. Science provides the tools for children to
observe, record, and think around the world. The language or the culture
of a group of children does not change the scope of how science can improve
their critical thinking skills. Below are some ways if which you can help and
join our dynamic team. If interested please email
Ponds at Tyson Lagoon - ENVIRONMENTAL
Tule Ponds at Tyson Lagoon Wetland Center acts as our training area
for students and adults to learn the skills of restoration. A
greenhouse and nursery provides native trees and plants that are used
for restoration projects. Students no only help the environment but
learn important restoration skills.
We help monitor and restore
several sites in southern Alameda County. Dates, times, locations are listed under
Schedule of Events.
Nursery Historical Park -ENVIRONMENTAL AND HISTORICAL
This site is home to the
Vallejo Adobe built around 1832. Built originally as a bunk house for
vaqueros managing a heard of cattle north of Alameda Creek, the
building has has several functions over the years including grain
storage, fumigation of trees, and a tea house for the nursery.
California Nursery Historical Park has a rich horiculture and
agricultural significance. The California Nursery Company was
managed by John Rock at this site starting in the late 1800's.
William J. Landers, an insurance broker, was the Board of Directors in
the early 1900's. George C. Roeding Sr purchased the site 1917
and expanded operations to be the largest nursery on the west coast.
Plants from this nursery supplied many expositions and fairs
throughout California. If you would like to help with
plants please look at click here
for times and date. If
interested in larger group volunteering including corporations please contact Dr. Blueford
for more information
Children's Natural History
Museum- MUSEUM, CLASSES
Gordon Fossil Hall, Nature Hall, Hall of Small Wonders, Rocks and
Minerals, Tools of Early Humans, Shell Hall, and Hall of
4074 Eggers Drive, Fremont
This collection includes 58+ species of animals including mammoths, giant
short-faced bears, saber cats, a musk ox-like bovid, camels, horses,
dire wolves, mice, fish, and fresh water mollusks. This
children's museum allows students to explore through observation and
For more information
on the museum
click here. We need
people to act as docents, help with the collections, design displays.
Contact if interested in helping out. If interested please contact
Dr. Blueford (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Nights at the Fremont Library (TEMPORARY CLOSED)
Blvd/Paseo Padre Fremont
Every other month we provide a science
night at the Fremont Main
Library. The presentation centers
around one of our interactive web books.
Volunteers would help
when the children are set loose to do scientific activities.
Each event is about two hours total including set-up and
clean-up. We also need presenters that might like to do a
program. Email Dr. Blueford (email@example.com)
if interest in any of the dates listed.
Classes at the Math Science Nucleus (LIMITED)
Our classes for K-6 students are fun and full of science content.
The subject ranges from physics, geology, biology, chemistry, and
environmental sciences. The classes are conducted at two
facilities in Fremont. Our Children's Natural History Museum at 4074 Eggers Drive
concentrates on physics, geology, space, and chemistry. Tule
Ponds at Tyson Lagoon Wetland Center, located at 1999 Walnut Ave,
concentrates in outdoor environmental education. Please
contact Dr. Blueford for available dates (firstname.lastname@example.org).
If you like to work with children and help during our classes during the year or
summer, please fill out a
volunteer form and send to us. (Currently not accepting people)