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"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 (2022-23):

Viborg Library, June 8

Parker Library, June 16 

Neutrino Day, July 9 

USD Vucurevich Children’s Center, July 13

Women in Science Mount Marty, Sept. 27

Siouxpercon, Sept. 30 - Oct. 2

Mitchell's L.B. William's School, Nov. 22

Pine Ridge Research Symposium, Spring, 2023

Boy Scout Awards, Sioux Falls, TBD

Colome School, TBD

Human Services Center, TBD

Faulkton School, TBD

McLaughlin/ McIntosh/ Selby Area, TBD

Enemy Day School, TBD


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 

Science Steve presented at a workshop for SDSU preservice teachers.  Friction, weight, and impulse are "on the table" in this demo. 

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

Watertown School Inservice, Aug 3 

SD Human Services Center, Sept. 22, 2021 - Postponed 

Women in Science Mount Marty, Sept. 28, 2021 - Postponed 

SoDakSACA Conference, October 2021  

SDSU Teacher Workshop, November 9, 2021

Children's Museum, Brookings, November 2021 

McLaughlin/ McIntosh, November 22-25, 2021 - Postponed 

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

STEM Conference, Huron, February 3-5, 2022

Freeman Academy, March 11, 2022 

Sturgis Elementary, March 22, 2022

Central Meade County School, March 24, 2022 

TIE Conference, April 3-5, 2022

Pine Ridge Research Symposium, April 21, 2022 - Postponed

Crazy Horse School, Wanblee, April 19, 2022

Hartington School, May 2022


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