We’re excited to share these stories, tips and updates from Letters to a Pre-Scientist community members!


Apply to grad school for free

It’s fair to say that I wouldn’t be in grad school if not for all the fee waivers I received. How many people didn’t pursue


Leadership Retreat in LA

It’s hard to believe that LPS has been operating for 8+ years and yet most members of our leadership team have never met in person

Students standing behind a fence. On the other side of the fence is a field of cattails.

Outside the walls of a classroom

Throughout the year, we ask each of the teachers hosting Letters to a Pre-Scientist in their classroom to share a bit about their science classroom.

Lizard in a cage, perched on a stick.

Sixth grade science

Throughout the year, we take a peek into the classrooms hosting Letters to a Pre-Scientist. In this post, Ms. Farmer shares the excitement of her

Two girls on either side of a desk reading a letter.

A peek into letter opening day

Throughout the year, each of the teachers hosting Letters to a Pre-Scientist is asked to write a blog post about their science classroom. In this post,

Banner with red background, and white text reading "Updates on the wildfire affecting Paradise, CA. Mr. Kessler and his pre-scientists are from Paradise Intermediate."

Updates on the wildfire in Paradise, CA

Many scientist pen pals have continued to reach out to the LPS team with concern over their pre-scientist pen pals from Mr. Kessler’s class in


Mr. Ohama’s class opens their letters

It’s that time of year again – most of our participating classrooms had their first letter opening day last week! Here’s a peek into letter

Map of the world with pinpoints showing the location of the LPS team, pen pals, and participating classrooms.

Where in the world is LPS this year?

With the Letters to a Pre-Scientist network growing every year, it’s exciting to see where our pre-scientists and scientists are coming from! This year, we