Skip to content

Suggested Science & Education Groups near California

East Hills 4-H

San Leandro, CA

East Hills 4-H

East Hills 4-H Club is a homeschool friendly 4-H club in Alameda County for youth ages 5-17 (accompanied by parents and supervising adults). Everyone is welcome to join us at our club meetings on the first Monday of the month, from 1-3 pm at Creekside Community Church, located at 951 MacArthur Blvd., in San Leandro.

See our website at for more information. We cannot accept for membership anyone who does not have a child interested in joining 4-H, please see and for more information about what 4-H is and what we do. You can also email Kris at with additional questions.

4-H is a great complement to homeschooling. Along with the project based learning and leadership, public speaking, record keeping, community service and citizenship. 4-H helps develop the ability to work cooperatively with others, acquire knowledge and skills, explore careers, and make new friends.

34 members · Private

Silicon Valley NVC - Nonviolent Communication

San Jose, CA

Silicon Valley NVC - Nonviolent Communication

The purpose of the group is to learn and practice communicating compassionately through Nonviolent Communication (NVC). People with an interest in improving their communication skills in all contexts would benefit from this group (relationships, parenting, leadership, coaching, organizations, etc).

NVC is a non-judgmental paradigm of relating that includes introspection, deep listening with empathy, and honest expression. NVC was started by Marshall Rosenberg, PhD in the 1960s, and has been used throughout the world as a tool for conflict resolution, community building and peace. For more information on NVC, please go to the Center for Nonviolent Communication at <a></a>

When joining this group, please include a picture that clearly shows your face. Business, business casual, or casual clothing required at all times. <br>

About the "Giraffes" - the giraffe is used within the NVC community as a living metaphor for NVC consciousness because of its long neck for great visibility and hearing, for its ability to eat thorns for nutrition, and for its very large heart.


768 members · Public

Sacramento Valley Astronomical Society Meetup

Sacramento, CA

Sacramento Valley Astronomical Society Meetup

We are ( the Sacramento Valley Astronomical Society (SVAS), and we are the oldest Astronomy group (Since 1945) of amateur/professional astronomers promoting an interest in Astronomy. Join us at various locations and also at our Observatory high in the Sierras. Before the pandemic, and hopefully again soon, we conducted public star parties at schools, museums, and other venues, as well as public presentations on astronomical topics. Members of SVAS have access to our Observatory and the large telescopes there, most notably the 16-inch Ritchey-Chretien!

We have established a GoFundMe account to assist us in helping youth learn more about astronomy and science in general. 

Please donate at

This money will be used in a variety of ways, such as:  - Recruiting youths by holding special stargazing activities,

  - Helping support a student science scholarship program,

  - Holding telescope workshops,

  - Maintaining telescopes used in our school stargazing programs, and

  - Sponsoring member and public stargazing activities.

All society officers, directors and support help are unpaid volunteers, so 100% of your tax deductible donation goes exclusively to pay for costs related to the above activities.

We are based in Sacramento, California and have been operating as one of the oldest astronomical societies in the United States for over 75 years. So please help us by donating so that we can recruit teenagers and young adults to learn about the wonders of astronomy. We welcome you to visit our website at

416 members · Public

Los Angeles Stoics

Los Angeles, CA

Los Angeles Stoics

We're promoting a philosophical community made of reasonable and kind people.



This is a group dedicated to reading and talking about Stoicism — philosophical works by all Stoics from Antiquity to Modernity. The readings and the pace at which we do them will be dictated by the group; the discussions will be primarily 'socratic;' and the atmosphere should be very comfortable and welcoming. The reasons you might have for joining us may include A) you want to critically engage in Stoic theory for the sheer intellectual pleasure of it; B) you want to learn about and apply Stoic practice for the therapeutic benefits; or C) both! We are currently meeting both IN-PERSON and ONLINE. 

62 members · Public

iNaturalist Happy Hour SF East Bay

Oakland, CA

iNaturalist Happy Hour SF East Bay

Grab a drink with iNaturalist folks in the Bay Area and put faces to usernames! If you like adult beverages and the idea of meeting some of your fellow local iNat users doesn't fill you with dread, this is the event for you. If the idea *does* fill you with dread or a deep and abiding sense of not caring, that's cool too! We'll see you online. Never heard of iNat? Check it out!

We (the iNat staff who work in the Bay Area) are hoping to do this monthly, alternating between SF (near the California Academy of Sciences) and Oakland. Locations will probably vary, maybe the date too, so watch this space.

You don't have to sign up for a Meetup account to keep track of our events! Meetup publishes an iCal / Google Calendar feed you can integrate into your calendar. There are also RSS, Atom, and Outlook feeds linked at the bottom of the Meetup calendar.

150 members · Public