See SDPB's Science Steve

Last Updated by Steven Rokusek, Katy Beem on

"Science Steve" -- aka SDPB's Education Specialist Steven Rokusek -- puts on his lively, engaging science demonstrations at venues throughout South Dakota.

Science Steve uses humor, watermelons, and flying toilet paper to bring dry theorems and scientific laws to life for kids and adults. Each appearance includes approximately 15 science demonstrations on physics, chemistry, anatomy and more. 

Science Steve's Upcoming Appearances:

5th Grade Class, April 24, Vermillion

Vermillion Kindergarten Classes, May 11 

Girl Scouts: The Big Event, May 5, Sioux Falls

It's All About Science Festival, June 9, Sioux Falls

Edith B. Siegrist Public Library, June 18, Vermillion 

Outdoor University West, June 23, Rapid City 

Neutrino Day, July 14, Lead

Afterschool Event, July 16, Belle Fourche

Discovery Centers Afterschool Event, July 18, R.C.

Kids Inc. Staff Training, August 20-21, Sioux Falls

SiouxperCon, September 29-30, Sioux Falls  

Science Steve's Recent Appearances:

Afterschool Program, June 13, Custer

DSU - Resource Development, June 20-22 (Dissection Videos)

Neutrino Day, July 7-8, Lead

Outdoor University East, August 5, Sioux Falls

Alumni Event, August 19, Hartington  

Summer Library Event, August 23, Rapid City

West Hills Event, August 24, Rapid City 

Bridgewater School Event, September 20

SDSU Teacher Training, September 25

Afterschool Conference - Keynote Presentation, October 5-7, Pierre

Sanford - Science Discovery Day - Keynote, November 7, Sioux Falls

The Journey Museum & Learning Center (Postponed due to injury) 

Lakota Nations Education Conference (Canceled due to injury) 

Teacher In-service Warner/Aberdeen (Canceled due to injury) 

SD School of Mines and Technology Event, Feb 20, Rapid City (Canceled due to injury)   

Sanford - Science Discovery Day - Keynote, March 28, Sioux Falls (Canceled due to injury)

Math and Science Conference, Feb. 8-10, Huron

For a glimpse of Science Steve's demonstrations, click on "Enjoy 30 Science Seconds with Science Steve!" (About)


Thank You to Our Sponsors!

3MScience Steve events are supported by 3M. Science Steve events are supported by 3M.          


Supported by Dakota State University, Science Steve's alma mater

Journey Museum & Learning Center

Science Steve events are supported by The Journey Museum and Learning Center.    

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