Founded in 1996, the National Ag Science Center has developed and evolved programs with partners from the Stanislaus community, the ag industry, and educational institutions. Our guiding principal has been to facilitate conversations about the resources we have and how they can help prepare students to successfully enter careers in ag and ag related fields.

In 2011, Ag In Motion was launched. AIM, a mobile classroom reches every seventh and eighth grade classroom in Stanislaus and south San Joaquin counties, delivering innovative science and agriculture curricula. As of school year 2016 - 2017, we are expanding our scope to include a partnership with CSU, Stanisluas which sends AgScience Ambassadors into third and fourth grade classrooms.

Summer 2017 brings an enhanced Summer C.A.M.P. experience for students as we partner with Modesto Junior College and the Great Valley Museum offering four-day long science experiences for kindergarten through 6th grade students. In creating collaborative partnerships, we hope to build a network of resources that can be accessed from the NASC to meet education, industry and community needs.

Meet The Team!

Our team is dedicated to bringing about our mission and vision to life while we continue to grow our programs, events and base of support. We look forward to getting to know our community!

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Dr. Emily Lawrence
Executive Director

Dr. Emily Lawrence worked in the education sector for 25 years. In 2016 she took on the role of Director at the National Ag Science Center. Dr. Lawrence sees this as a natural progression of her career as her career in education focused on working statewide with Career Technical Education and student pathways, and now to the NASC which works towards engaging students in agriculture and science.


Andres Dorado
Mobile Lab & Curriculum Coordinator

Andres graduated from CSU Stanislaus with a B.A. in Kinesiology and a minor in public health. While attending Stanislaus State he worked at several K-12 schools in Merced and Stanislaus county as a Tutor, Intramural Assistant, Soccer Coach, and After School Program Coordinator. His experience in working in the education sector and his future endeavor of becoming a Special Education teacher has lead Andres to join the National Ag Science Center.

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Breanna Hale
Event Coordinator & Donor Cultivation Specialist

Breanna is a recent graduate from CSU Stanislaus with a B.A. in Kinesiology and a minor in Biology. During her time at Stan State she participated in STEM outreach and events which lead her to the National Ag Science Center. Breanna looks forward to expanding on the skills from Stan State at the National Ag Science Center.