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Science Steve

"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.

Todd County School, Rosebud Indian Reservation - May 2019

Science Steve's Upcoming Appearances (2021-22):

School Admin. Conf., Deadwood, June 14-16, 2021

Yankton Public Library, July 12, 2021

Beresford Library, July 15, 2021

Vermillion Public Library, July 19, 2021

Women in Science Mount Marty, Sept 28, 2021

SoDakSACA Conference, October 2021  

Sturgis Elementary, November 2, 2021

Central Meade County School, Nov. 4, 2021 

SDSU Teacher Workshop, November 9, 2021

Children's Museum, Brookings, November 2021 

McLaughlin/ McIntosh, November 22-25, 2021

Lakota Nations Invitational, Rapid City, Dec. 15-18, 2021

Hartington School, December 20, 2021

STEM Conference, Huron, February 2022

TIE Conference, April 2022

Crazy Horse School, Wanblee, April 19, 2022

Pine Ridge Research Symposium, April 21, 2022


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


Science Steve's Recent Appearances (thank you for attending):

Spearfish School In-service, Jan 17

SD STEM Conf., Huron, Feb 6-8

Herreid School, Feb 27

Groton Elementary School, Feb 28

Dacotah Museum, Aberdeen, Feb 29

Neutrino Day, July 10-11, Lead (Virtual)

2018 Performances

2019 Performances

COVID-19 Cancellations:

Hill City Science Event, March 12-13, Hill City

Willow Lake School, March 24-25

School Administrators, Chamberlain, April 1-2

Boy Scout Award Ceremony, April 4, Sioux Falls

Homeschool Group, April 10, Yankton

Early Childhood Conf., April 23-24, Sioux Falls

Vermillion School. May 11

Vermillion School, May 13

SDSU H20 Guest, May 12

Hartington School, May 15-18

Dakota Land Child Care Conf., June 20, Yankton

Beresford Library, July 14

Yankton Library, July 15

Outdoor Campus, Sioux Falls, Aug 1

SiouxperCon, Sept 11-13, Sioux Falls

Women in Science Mount Marty, Sept 29

Youth and Family Services, Nov. 6-8

LB Williams Elementary, Mitchell, Oct 23

Lakota Nations Invitational, Dec 16-19

Hartington School, Dec 23

John Paul II School, Mitchell, Feb 3, 2021

SDSMT, Rapid City, March 22, 2021

Meade Country School, Sturgis, March 25

Pine Ridge Research Symposium, April 23, 2021

Crazy Horse School, Wanblee, April 21, 2021

Boy Scout Award Ceremony, April 10, Sioux Falls

Sioux Valley, Volga, May 14, 2021

Nerd Night at the Varsity in Vermillion


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