There is a single light of science, and to brighten it anywhere is to brighten it everywhere.

Isaac Asimov

2019 Impact Report

Science Education

  • 600 K-12 teachers received free science education textbooks
  • 660 teachers experienced live demonstrations of inexpensive physics and ecology experiments for grades K-6
  • 3 affordable books of NGSS-aligned science lessons published for grades K-6
  • 2 books about environmental issues published for grade 10-adult

Science Communication

  • 25 scientists trained in science communication best practices
  • 561 articles published
  • 187 articles published about biology, botany, and sustainable agriculture
  • 158 articles published about environmental issues, including climate and ecology
  • 76 articles published about human health
  • 140,000 readers in 2019
  • 28.6% increase in total readership over the previous year
  • 32% of readers have expressed interest in information about green living
  • 34% of readers are outdoor activity enthusiasts 
  • 43% increase in readers who want to learn more about science
  • 35% of our readers live in San Francisco
  • 30.34% increase in San Francisco readership over the previous year
  • 56% of our readers are women
  • 33.5% of our readers are age 18-24
  • 30% of our readers are age 25-34

2018 Impact Report

2016 Impact Report