Get Involved

There are plenty of ways to get involved in our community. You can attend one of our national or regional events, get a campus consultation, sign up for our newsletter, publish in our journal, volunteer your time, or make a financial donation. Expand the options below and get involved today!

Publish in Our International Journal

SENCER publishes a peer-reviewed journal twice yearly on connections between science education and civic engagement.

Our Journal

Make Your Course a SENCER Model Course

The SENCER model courses are curricular approaches to improving science learning and supporting engagement with complex issues.

SENCER Model Courses

Share Your Knowledge in a SENCER Backgrounder

SENCER Backgrounders are intended to provide intelligent, general readers with high quality syntheses of some of the complex, capacious civic issues.

SENCER Backgrounders

Meet and Share Your Work with Our Community

We host annual national and regional meetings that disseminate information and encourage discourse and discussion on major themes related to teaching and learning reform centered around civic engagement.

Attend Our Events

Attend or Access Our Webinars

We offer webinars on a range of topics to help support curricular reform, civic integration, and student engagement. Our webinars are hosted by experts in the field and community members seasoned in doing the work of SENCER.

Webinars and Recordings

Make a Donation

NCSCE has been working over the past few years to diversify our funding streams and revise our organizational strategies to ensure that we can continue to provide, and even expand, the high quality programming and resources you expect, while keeping participation costs to our community as low as possible.

Our affiliation with Stony Brook and its tax exempt foundation has provided a welcome new opportunity for NCSCE to raise unrestricted funds through individual donations.  These donations will sustain important programs not currently covered by grant funding, and ensure support for members of our community who are dealing with shrinking institutional resources, making it difficult for them to maintain their engagement with SENCER and the National Center.

We invite you to consider making a donation to the NCSCE through a designated account at the Stony Brook Foundation.

Your contributions will support:

Scholarships: Your contribution will help make quality professional development opportunities available to all by lessening financial barriers that members of our community face. Budgets for professional development have been hard hit. New funds will provide subventions for travel, lodging, and/or registration and tuition, and will ensure these in-person opportunities for learning and the connections made through our community are available to all.

Publication and Dissemination: Your contributions will support publication of resources including Science Education and Civic Engagement – An International Journal (SECEIJ). NCSCE’s peer-reviewed Journal invites the community into a national conversation on best practices and developments regarding formal and informal STEM learning that fosters civic engagement. SECEIJ provides science educators from all sectors with an opportunity to disseminate their research and innovative programs to like-minded practitioners.

Program Development: Your support will enable us to maintain and expand our staffing levels so that we can continue to offer the symposia, workshops, webinars, leadership programs, valuable networking opportunities, and online resources that aid your efforts to improve STEM learning, and support your professional advancement.

Support Our Work!

Subscribe to Our Newsletter
Stay up-to-date on how our community advances education and increases civic engagement by signing up for our biweekly newsletter.



SENCER has benefitted greatly from the generosity of educators, administrators, students, and others who have contributed their time and expertise to help advance projects, develop materials, write grants, and plan symposia. Many members of our senior leadership teams are volunteers, as are the majority of people who work on regional and local initiatives. If you would like to contribute to SENCER as a volunteer, please contact our Washington office to discuss your ideas.

Contact Us to Volunteer!

Campus Consultations
SENCER welcomes requests for consultations tailored to specific campus needs and challenges. Let SENCER staff or leaders in our community help you with course design, implementation, assessment, and expansion. Generally, visits are made free of charge, although the requesting institution is expected to host the visitor and reimburse travel expenses.

Request a Campus Consultation!