The Philippine Society of Youth Science Clubs (PSYSC) is a national organization of science clubs in the country. It organizes and conducts activities and programs that aim to promote its thrust of Public Understanding of Science, Technology, and the Environment (ST&E).
The PSYSC, being the frontrunners of the science clubbing movement in the Philippines, conducts its staple activities such as the:
National Youth Science, Technology, and Environment Science Camp (NYSTESC)
A four (4) day camp, conducted every summer, for high school science club members and their advisers. It tackles a specific field in ST&E, aiming to provide awareness about such topic and encouraging them to learn and appreciate ST&E more.
Leadership Training Seminar (LTS)
A conference of selected PSYSC regional council officers and their respective advisers to enhance their knowledge and leadership skills and to develop in them the initiative to implement activities that are educational and useful for their respective regions.
National Children’s Science Interactive Workshop (NCSIW)
Same as NYSTESC, it is a four day- camp which focuses on a specific topic in ST&E and aims to give an alternative venue for students to learn and appreciate ST&E more. However, NCSIW is for elementary science club members and teachers and is conducted every December;
Search for the Most Outstanding Science Clubs (SEARCH)
An event wherein the accomplishments and contributions made by certain science clubs to the community will be recognized. It serves as a bridge to train young minds to become the future leaders through encouraging the students to develop relevant practical projects to which their community can benefit;
Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Expo
For senior high school students which is a two-day series of competitions and exhibits showcasing innovative ideas and groundbreaking advances in the field of STEM.
The PSYSC also celebrates the National Science Club Month (NSCM) during September through the:
National Science Clubs Summit (SUMMIT)
a two (2) day camp for high school students, held simultaneously in several regions in the Philippines;
I Teach Science Seminar (ITSS)
a half-day activity composed of lectures, workshops and discussions that will provide new learning and teaching techniques for high school teachers in a field in ST&E. It is open to all science club advisers who will participate in SUMMIT.
PSYSC Science Olympiad (PSO)
an inter-school national science quiz competition, open for both elementary and high school students. The PSO eliminations are held at different SUMMIT sites. Afterwards, the top 20 schools nationwide for each bracket will proceed to the PSO final round, which is conducted at the National Capital Region
which is a Luzon-based activity composed of several engineering science challenges and interactive workshops. The competition is composed of two brackets: Bracket I and II which is for Elementary and High school students, respectively.
Science Clubbing since 1971
The society was born out of a friendship circle of 26 National Science Fair winners in March 5, 1971 who organized the first National Youth Science Camp (CAMP) in UP Los Baños on that same year. The organization has since grown and now currently boasts of more than a hundred thousand affiliated science clubbers in different parts of the country.
Upholding Science Clubbing Advocacies
- We partake in environmental protection through a region-wide program known as the Collaborative Undertaking to Revive the Environment (CURE).
- We promote leadership through programs such as PSYSC Medal of Excellence and Search for the Most Outstanding Science Club (SEARCH). Science Promotion is done through our CATALYST, PSYSC’s official publication; PSYSC National Science Congress and Beginners’ Appreciation of Science Clubbing (BASIC).
- We advocate science education through our PSYSC Journal and Online Educational supplements for teachers.
- And we promote public understanding of Science, Technology and Environment through our national activities such as National Youth Science, Technology, and Environment Science Camp (NYSTESC), National Children’s Science Interactive Workshop (NCSIW) and National Science Club Month (NSCM) activities – National Science Clubs Summit (SUMMIT), I-Teach Science Seminar (ITSS), PSYSC Science Olympiad (PSO) and