South Coast Science Project (SCSP) Science Summer Institute

The SCSP offers a week-long (40 hour) Institute for elementary (TK-6th) teachers during the first week of August each year at local school. The content of the Institute is on a six-year rotation cycle (physics, chemistry and engineering, earth science, environmental science, life science [molecules, organisms, and ecosystems], and life science [evolution and heredity]). During the Institute, teachers learn science content and engage in NGSS aligned three-dimensional activities that can be taken back to their classroom. For Institute specifics see the SCSP website ( In addition to signing up for the course on the PACE website, you also must register for the Institute on the SCSP site.

For summer 2023, the focus is on Chemistry and Engineering. 

ED X343.98 - Physical Science: Chemistry and Engineering Summer Institute

  • Contact Person: Darby Feldwinn, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, UCSB;
  • Phone: 805 893-2127
  • Email: