RAFT believes the best way to spark the love of learning for the next generation of thinkers, innovators, problem-solvers and creators is through hands-on learning. As a nonprofit organization founded in 1994, RAFT leverages community donations and volunteer support to serve 11,000 educators each year who teach nearly 900,000 students.
Silkworms are Back
Thursdays, 5:00-7:00pm, Saturdays, 10:30am-12:00pm, RAFT San Jose Only
Free silkworms thanks to Kathy White, long time RAFT member and entomologist (insect specialist). Please note that a key component to success with silkworms is that you MUST have access to mulberry trees since mulberry leaves are the only thing they eat. RAFT's mulberry trees are under severe distress due to the drought so we cannot provide any leaves this year.
Saturday, April 18, 9:00am-2:00pm
- Demos of Earth-themed RAFT hands-on activities and creative ways to use re-purposed bulk materials
- Earth Day activity instructions
- Make and take activities
You're Invited: Building Dedication Event Honoring RAFT Founder, Mary SimonSaturday, April 18, 10:00-11:00am, RAFT San Jose
Go Green: Free Recycling Containers for San Jose Schools
Spring is in the Air - Barnes & Noble Spring Educator Appreciation Week is on!
We thought RAFT educators would like to know that starting Saturday, April 11, through Sunday, April 19, Barnes & Noble stores nationwide are celebrating their Spring Educator Appreciation Week. Check your local store to learn about all the offers and events taking place!
Grades Covered: K through 12
Subjects Covered: Life Science
Curriculum Topics: Botany, Plant Growth, Scientific Method
You can shop online for RAFT Activity Kits. We have a variety of hands-on science, math, and art kits for your educational program.
If you have any questions about our workshop program or any other services please contact us at http://www.raftbayarea.org/contact-us.