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Join PoPNet

Pacific Science Center continues to expand PoPNet to any organization looking to engage public audiences with scientists, including: science centers, zoos, aquariums, natural history museums, universities, libraries, science festivals, and research and professional organizations.

At this time we are offering only customized training workshops at your home institution. Workshops are scheduled and arranged individually and can be tailored to support your organization’s specific goals.

How to Join and Pricing

Any institution or organization that seeks to host public programs or events featuring scientists can join the Portal to the Public Network.  To discuss how PoP might support your work, please complete the form below. Our team will follow up with you to schedule a preliminary phone call.

Prices for customized training workshop vary depending on workshop location, length, number of participants, and content. We are happy to talk with you about pricing options and potential funding sources. Contact our team using the form below to learn more.

Ready to get started?

Complete the form below to begin the joining process. If you’re not ready for a workshop yet but want to stay updated, join the interest list.


PoPNet Joining Form

  • Information Packet

    Please make sure that you have reviewed the Joining PoPNet Information Packet.

  • Scholarships

    Priorities for the Feb.27-Mar. 1 workshop will be given to the following organization types:

    • Small organizations
    • Science festivals
    • Libraries
    • Zoos
    • Aquariums
  • If you wish to be considered for a half-fee scholarship, please describe your organization's need:
  • Travel Awards

    Both scholarship and non-scholarship recipients are eligible to apply for travel awards. Awards will be given in the form of reimbursements of up to $2,000 per attending team following attendance at the workshop.

  • As a part of the joining process, we ask that you have a phone call with someone from our staff to discuss customized workshop options and review your intent to join. We will contact you to find a time that works for both you and our team. Please use this space to make comments on your general availability in the next three weeks:
  • Please use this space to make any additional comments for the PoPNet team:
National Science Foundation
This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation. Any opinions, findings, or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of NSF.
Institute of Museum and Library Services

This project has been made possible by a grant from the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services.

Pacific Science Center
The Portal to the Public Network is facilitated by Pacific Science Center.