RAFT helps educators transform the learning experience through hands-on education. As a non-profit, we rely on member dues as well as donor support to help under-write RAFT services and keep costs down. Thanks to our 10,000+ RAFT members who bring engaging and affordable education experiences to 825,000+ kids a year!
Foam Planters - Were $1.00, now 25¢!
Products are available at both Bay Area locations unless stated otherwise.Hours and Directions
RAFT is also offering hands-on workshops outside of our Summer Institutes. Our workshops are for educators of all types. All RAFT workshops offer you the opportunity to earn Continuing Education Units (CEUs) from San Jose State University.
Saturday, July 19th - Rafting and Crafting with RAFT
In this FREE workshop you will travel through RAFT to find miscellaneous items and brainstorm ways to make amazing creations from repurposed materials.
Your instructor, Evelyn Roth, will talk about her groundbreaking recycling work throughout her career as a textile artist, recycler and environmentalist. She will show examples of recycled,re-purposed materials she has made over the years.
Evelyn's recycling dates back 5 decades and her recycled art work has been seen around the world. She is very much a community artist and people will be inspired by having all the resources at RAFT at their disposal when they take this workshop with her.
Bridge standards and practices with hands-on learning.
The Summer Institutes provide a platform for educators to share and learn from each other. The program focus is on the ability to master the implementation of the Common Core and Next Generation Science Standards practices in the classroom.
Wednesday, August 6th and Thursday, August 7th - 6th-8th Grade Math Institute (2-Day Institute)
Wednesday, August 6th - Innovation Institute-Innovation in Action
Thursday, August 7th - Science Institute
RAFT Redwood City - Friday, July 25th, from 10:00AM-4:30PM and Saturday, July 26th, from 10:00AM-4:30PM
CLOSED Wednesday, July 23rd and Thursday, July 24th in preparation for our Back-to-School Event.
RAFT San Jose - Friday, August 1st, from 10:30AM-5:30PM and Saturday, August 2nd, from 9:30AM-4:00PM
New RAFT Idea Sheets and Activity Kits! Available now at our San Jose and Redwood City resource centers.
Laundry Math: This activity is a creative way to introduce and enhance one-to-one correspondence leaving room for the teacher to build on future mathematics concepts.
Grades Covered: Pre-K-2nd
Subjects Covered: Math
Curriculum topics: counting, adding, problem solving
You can shop online for RAFT Activity Kits. We have a variety of hands-on science, math, and art kits for your educational program.
Visit the RAFT Online Store, and if you haven’t done so already, link your RAFT membership to your online store account to receive lower member pricing on all kits ordered online.