Adult Leader Training
Research & National
- Board of Directors
The HOSO programs are designed to provide a fun
educational choice for a child's out-of-school time.
- Our program is supplementary and is designed
to enhance a school's science curriculum. It is offered as
an enrichment alternative like music, dance, or sports. It encourages
children to observe their world by exploring and experiencing
in a relaxed, playful, but guided framework.
- We provide exposure to "science for fun"
in a safe environment, with ample time for children to get attention
in small groups. HOSO Adult Leaders are trained to encourage
inquiry and discovery. Some children are anxious in school about
grades or failure. HOSO programs allow them to enjoy science without
- We believe that children, perhaps all of us,
learn best by doing. Behavioral studies have shown that children
tend to remember what they discover for themselves, better than
things presented to them through reading or lecturing. Children's
natural curiosity predisposes them to seek and find explanations
for the world around them.
HOSO encourages children to ask questions, conduct
experiments and learn how science is involved in their daily lives.
We believe children should experience the joy of learning and the
self-respect that comes from using their minds to solve a problem.