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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 (2020-21):

Hartington School, May 15-18

Dakota Land Child Care Conf, June 20, Yankton

Neutrino Day, July 10-11, Lead

Beresford Library, July 14

Yankton Library, July 15

Outdoor Campus, Sioux Falls, Aug 1

SiouxperCon, Sept 11-13, Sioux Falls

LB Williams Elementary, Mitchell, Oct 23

Youth and Family Services, Nov. 6-8

Lakota Nations Invitational, Dec 16-19

Hartington School, Dec 23

John Paul II School, Mitchell, Jan 27, 2021

SDSMT, Rapid City, March 22, 2021

Crazy Horse School, Wanblee, April 21, 2021

Pine Ridge Research Symposium, April 23, 2021

Sioux Valley, Volga, May 14, 2021


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):

5th Grade Class, April 24, Vermillion

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

Vermillion Kindergarten Classes, May 11

2nd Grade Class, May 14, Hartington

Vermillion 5th Grade Classes, May 17-18

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

Dissection Video Series, June 26-28, Madison

Neutrino Day, July 14, Lead

Afterschool Event, July 16, Belle Fourche

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

USD Vermillion Preschool, July 31

Outdoor University East, August 4, Sioux Falls

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

DSU (NASA) Event, August 27, Madison

SiouxperCon, September 29-30, Sioux Falls

SoDakSACA Conference, Oct. 11-13, Sioux Falls

Nerd Night (Photos), Varsity Pub, Oct. 17, Vermillion

SDSU Ed. Students, Oct. 22, Brookings

Sanford Science Discovery Day, Nov. 6, Sioux Falls

Journey Museum, November 11, Rapid City

Lakota Nations Ed. Conf., Dec. 13-15, Rapid City

School Event, Dec 21, Hartington

School Event, Jan 9, Canistota

Library Event, Jan. 17, Brookings

Family STEM Event, Jan. 24, Harrisburg

Math & Science Conf., Feb. 7-9, Huron

Kids Fair, March 22-24, Rapid City

SDSU Teacher Workshop, March 27

Early Child Conf, April 4-6, Pierre

TIE Conf, April 7-9, Rapid City

Sanford Science Discovery Day, April 16, Sioux Falls

Dakotaland PreK Conf., April 27, Mount Marty, Yankton

Batesland School, April 30, Pine Ridge

Todd County School, May 2, Mission

Vermillion Pre-School, May 13

Bloomfield Kindergarten, May 16

Summer Library Event, June 12, Mitchell

Summer Library Event, June 19, Lennox

Summer Library Event, June 26, Flandreau

Neutrino Day, July 12-13, Lead

USD STEM Camp, July 22, Vermillion

Sisseton Wahpeton College, July 25

Outdoor University, Aug 3, SF

Mount Marty Women in Science, Sept 24, Yankton

Siouxpercon, Sept 27-29, Sioux Falls

Lower Brule Elementary, Oct 3

Teacher Inservice, Oct 4, Lower Brule

RISE Program, McGovern MS, Oct. 23, SF

Family Science Event, Nov 15, Springfield

Children's Museum, Nov 19, Brookings

SDSU Ed. Teachers, Nov 20, Brookings

White River School, Nov 27

Christmas at the Dells, Dec 7, Dell Rapids

Lakota Nations Ed Conf. Dec, Rapid City

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

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

Nerd Night at the Varsity in Vermillion


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