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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 

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

SD Human Services Center, Sept. 22, 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

Colome School, Spring 2022

Neutrino Day, Summer 2022 

Women in Science Mount Marty, Sept. 27, 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):

2018 Performances

2019 Performances

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 - 2020)

COVID-19 Cancellations 

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 - Postponed 

Nerd Night at the Varsity in Vermillion


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