REAL Science

A Community Partnership Shaping Successful Futures

Resources for Authentic Learning in Science

Resources for Authentic Learning in Science is a community partnership established to purchase modern scientific instruments and provide teacher training and support to ensure a powerful, real-world science experience for all students. The instruments, equal to those in today's workplace, are rotated through participating high schools, achieving an economy of scale not only for equipment purchases, but also for the associated professional development and curriculum support.

Resources for Authentic Learning (REAL) Science Website BannerREAL Science participation will result in teachers with training to design and deliver real-world learning experiences, and high school students with the skills and knowledge necessary to perform modern laboratory science.

Students will also have a greater interest in, and be more prepared to enter STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) programs at community colleges and universities.

REAL Science emerged from a 2003 community task force study on the state of high school laboratory science in Muskegon County and has received financial support from every sector of the community.

See the REAL Science website

For more information contact:

Kristin Frang
Program Director
Phone: 231-767-7326

Erica Johnson
Project Specialist
Phone:  231-767-7337


  • The Community Foundation for Muskegon County
  • The Thomas & Geraldine Seyferth Fund
  • The Muskegon County Medical Society Fund
  • The House Family Foundation
  • The Osteopathic Foundation of West Michigan
  • The William Jackson Family
  • The Alcoa Foundation
  • The Dave Krebs Family
  • The Pam Turner Family
  • Stanley & Barbara Miller
  • Robert & Elizabeth Cutler