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Outreach Opportunities for K-12 Students

Science Mini-Camps 

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Purpose

To provide hands-on college like academic experiences on SDSU campus to students, providing a look into the STEM field and overall pursuing interest in higher education.

What You'll Experience

Students will be able to take tours of labs and facilities both within the College of Natural Sciences departments as well as South Dakota State University.

Tour sights may include:

* Cadaver Lab
* Chemistry Lab
* Lecture Halls/Classrooms
* Student Union

Students will also be provided a science-related activity and/or demonstration from our department(s). Activity and demonstration will vary based on size of group. 

More Information

For more information or to schedule, please contact Ian Charnley today! 

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Matt & Larry Show: Science with a Bang!

Matt & Larry
Purpose

Science is fun and exciting, full of surprises. This program will bring science alive with demonstrations, hands-on activities, and experiments that will have any students excited for their next lesson. Designed to spark interest in the STEM World and show how science can be both educational and fun in general. 

What You'll Experience

Students will be provided hands-on activities and demonstrations related to various science topics. Programs can be designed in relation to school year lessons or requested interest areas. Activities and demonstrations will vary based on size of group.

**Programs can be designed for small groups, blocked scheduling, or large audiences.**

More Information

For more information or to schedule, please contact Ian Charnley today! 

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Matt.Larry Flandreau School
Matt.Larry Outside Demo
Matt - Lights Show

 

Education Portal

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Purpose

Faculty members and researchers of the College of Natural Sciences participate in the SD EPSCoR Education Portal. The SD EPSCoR Education Portal offers free curriculum enhancement resources for STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) teachers to help educators implement inquiry based learning experiences and spark interest in K-12 students to pursue STEM careers.

What You'll Experience

The modules provide lesson plans, activities, multi-media content, and the opportunity for teachers and students to connect to the research scientists, companies, or organizations who are doing this work for in-person or virtual visits.

More Information

For more information, check out SD EPSCoR today. Availability may vary based on project and time of year. 

Health Professions Career Camp

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Purpose

The Health Professions Camp aims to inform, educate, and inspire high school students about the many careers available in health related professions. Sponsored by Avera McKennan Hospital and University Health Center, the Health Professions Career Camp is supported and organized by the Department of Biology/Microbiology, College of Nursing, and the College of Pharmacy and Allied Health Professions.

What You'll Experience

Participants will have the chance to participate in field trips to health-care facilities and to interact with a variety of health-care professionals. The camp is designed to give motivated high school students a better understanding of the employment options and academic requirements associated with different majors and career paths related to health professions. 

More Information

For more information, please contact Marjoanne Thompson (Department of Biology/Microbiology) or Laura Jacobs (College of Nursing).

Also visit the Health Professions Career Camp page here.

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Health Professions Camp 2015
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Spooky Science

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Purpose

What do you get when you combine Halloween with Science? A spooky delight! This program will showcase a series of science demonstrations, hands-on activities, and experiments that will have any observer in a delightful fright. Designed to spark interest in the STEM World, celebrate the fall fun, and show science can be both educational and fun in general. 

What You'll Experience

Various demonstrations within the science arena with a Halloween theme. Activities and demonstrations will vary based on the size of the group. 

More Information

For more information, please contact Ian Charnley today! 

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Larry - Green Glow
Spooky Science 2018
Matt - Spooky Science 2018