SynSyn Celebrates the ESW

Special Event Celebrating Excelsior Science Workshop in Collaboration with Synapse Synopsis

FRIDAY MARCH 3   7:00-9:30pm

Synapse Synopsis + Mission Science Workshop
+ food
+ music
+ tinkering

Please join us on Friday, March 3rd in San Francisco’s Outer Mission for a special event to celebrate and support the Excelsior Science Workshop! The evening will be filled with hands-on exploration, music, and some short TED-style talks. Refreshments will be provided, fun will be had, learning will be accomplished.

The evening’s festivities:

Musical entertainment by String Theory + a special appearance by Mark Rosenberg


Ryan Smith will teach us about Arduinos and Raspberry Pis and how we can do cool stuff with tiny computers

Sabrina Ricci will be rewinding time and giving us an overview of the mighty and amazing sauropods

Hands-on project led by the ESW crew!


Location: 4458 Mission St, San Francisco, CA 94112

There’s no admission fee, but 100% of anything you donate at the door will go directly to helping the Excelsior Science Workshop bounce back from the recent fire and subsequent relocation.

Food and drinks will be provided and there will be beer and wine for guests over 21.

Transportation: The 14 and 49 buses that run down Mission drop off right in front of the building and Glen Park Bart station is a less than 10 minutes away by bus and 15 minutes by walking.


The Excelsior Science Workshop (ESW) is one of two Mission Science Workshops bilingual community science centers that provide hands-on science enrichment activities to youth from our community, our schools and our families. Unfortunately, the Excelsior site was recently displaced from their space at 35 San Juan Ave due to a fire that damaged the space and destroyed some of their shop equipment and resources. (For more info please visit:

They are moving to a temporary location while the damage is being repaired, and in the meantime they could really use some help and support from the local community. In today’s turbulent sociopolitical environment, one of the easiest ways that you can make a difference is by supporting local charities and non-profits that represent things that you care about. If science education for all children regardless of race or socioeconomic class is something that you care about, then ESW is an excellent resource to support.


You can donate directly to the ESW at

You can also help to support the other non-profits that were also displaced by the fire through their websites: Digital Action Hub [] and Excelsior Action Group [].

If you have free time to help work on the new space, or if you have tools and materials that you would like to donate, you can fill out this form ( and ESW will reach out to you. [They always need markers, woodshop tools and building materials like Plexiglass and lumber.]


If you would like to donate time, talent or equipment to help support this event, please contact Jake Lacore. Hope to see you there!

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