Youth Educator

Youth Educator Member Category

OSA Youth Educators are any primary, secondary school or other youth educator who has a continuing interest in optics and photonics education.

Dues* & Term for Youth Educator Members:

1-Year: $40 USD

OSA Member Benefits & Services

Youth Educator Members receive OSA Individual Member Benefits plus:

  1. Access to an extensive collection of resources that serve as classroom aides across several disciplines
  2. Opportunities to participate in programs for teachers and school administrators including:

Activate your Youth Educator Membership today!

Complete and return the member enrollment form

Youth Education Resources

Educational outreach is one of the most important and significant ways OSA supports local communities and inspires tomorrow's young scientists. The OSA offers online resources, a variety of classroom materials, which are primarily free of charge and events for educators that address the needs of students from elementary school through university studies.

Visit the ‘Youth Education’ section of to view a complete listing of available resources and to order materials. We encourage you to contact: to learn more about OSA's education outreach program.

* Pricing effective through 8/31/2016. Youth Educator Members are not eligible to vote in the annual election for OSA Vice President and Directors at Large.

"OSA is the door for future scientists and … gives you the opportunity to help students to learn and to love optics and photonics."
– Rafael Espinosa-Luna, Centro de Investigaciones en Optica AC