See SDPB's Science Steve

Last Updated by 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 and recent appearances:

Afterschool Program, June 13, Custer

Neutrino Day, July 7-8, Lead

Outdoor University East, August 5, Sioux Falls

Summer Library Event, August 23, Rapid City

West Hills Event, August 24, Rapid City 

Summer Reading Program - Yankton Library, June 27 (Photos)

Neutrino Day, Sanford Lab Homestake, Lead, July 9 (Photos & Video)

Area schools visit SDPB Studio, Wednesday, Aug 3rd (Photos)

The Outdoor Campus, East - Saturday, August 6 (Photos)

SDSU, Early Childhood Education In-service, Monday, Sept. 26  

Journey Museum, Sunday, October 16, Rapid City

Sanford - Science Discovery Day, Tuesday, November 15, Sioux Falls

Lakota Nations Ed. Conference, December 14-17, Rapid City   

Teacher In-service, January 13, Warner/Aberdeen 

Math and Science Conference, February 2-4, Huron

St. Agnes School, February 21, Vermillion

Afterschool Program, March 29, Newell (Photos - Rapid City Journal)

GEAR UP Program, April 6, Allen

GEAR UP Program, April 12, Howes (Postponed)

TIE Conference, April 23-25, Rapid City

YFS Kids Fair, April 28-30, Rapid City (Photos)

Afterschool Program, May 5, Fort Pierre

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.    

sdpb magazine cover image

SDPB Magazine is a benefit of membership in Friends of SDPB. Your donation helps pay for programs you see and hear. Become a member today.