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Upcoming events

    • 30 Nov 2017
    • 30 Aug 2018
    • 10 sessions
    • SD Discovery Center
    Register

    Girls ages 10 and up:

    Do you like exciting experiments? Awesome adventures? Fantastic fun? Become a part of CuriosiTeens!

    Explore cool hands-on activities, go on adventures, design your own research project, or bring a science cafe to our community and meet special guests. Start your STEM* journey with us. (*Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math).

    Topics:

    • January 25: Storytelling with Maps "We've got the whole world in our hands" 
      – explore the power of images and get a foundation in Geo-Literacy with National Geographic Education

    • December 28: Christmas Chemistry
      – explore the stages of matter by making a bubbling snow globe 
    • November 30: Explorer Science
      – a night with our special guest Anne Lewis, National Geographic Arctic Explorer
    • October 26: Halloween Science
      – how to make an illuminated sugar skull using sewable electronics
    • September 28: Science of Flight
      – how to make a bat skin kite using silicone rubber and 3Doodler



      • 1 Jan 2018
      • (CST)
      • 30 Mar 2018
      • (CDT)
      • online
      Register

      Empower students to think like explorers. Build geographic literacy across disciplines. Create a classroom culture where students are global thinkers that are empowered to impact their communities and the world. The National Geographic Certified Educator is an online professional development practicum that seeks to inspire and equip educators to teach students about the world in innovative and interdisciplinary ways.

      This practicum is a corollary professional development to the educator certification. The Practicum provides support and opportunities for reflection on the way to becoming a National Geographic Certified Educator. In addition to meeting the requirements for certification, you will check in with the facilitator to discuss and debrief, reflect on your work and develop your self perception as explorer educator.


      • 24 Jan 2018
      • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
      • SD Discovery Center

      Be a pilot for a day and join us for a day filled with fun activities! Step into the cockpit and test your skills at the flight simulator! Fly a drone and see what it takes to be a pilot! Discover the science of flight from air force personnel from Ellsworth Air Force Base. Explore your creativity with aviation art, make your own flier and fly it from our balcony! See for yourself what else you can explore!

      All ages welcome!

      FREE event, thanks to our sponsors! Large groups, please call in to reserve a visit time.

      • 27 Jan 2018
      • 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
      • SD Discovery Center

      Our digital planetarium is open to the public the second and fourth Saturday of each month!  Show topics vary depending on the presenter (Greek or Lakota constellations, the moon, deep space objects, etc.).  It’s fun for the whole family. All ages welcome!

      Free with paid admission.  Members free. 

      • 7 Feb 2018
      • 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
      • SD Discovery Center
      • 11
      Register


      Science FUN for little ones ages 4 - 6.

      Fee per class: members: $10, non-members: $12
      United Way funds available.


      February 7
      Colorful Rainbows!

      Experiment with all the colors of the rainbow!  Mix pigments and play with a variety of media (goop and paints) in a rainbow of colors. Wear clothes that can get dirty in this messy but fun class!


      • 10 Feb 2018
      • 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
      • SD Discovery Center

      Our digital planetarium is open to the public the second and fourth Saturday of each month!  Show topics vary depending on the presenter (Greek or Lakota constellations, the moon, deep space objects, etc.).  It’s fun for the whole family. All ages welcome!

      Free with paid admission.  Members free. 

      • 22 Feb 2018
      • 22 Mar 2018
      • 5 sessions
      • Online
      Register
      Teachers in Grades 4-5: Discover a Watershed using the Project WET teacher’s guide as a springboard to exploring and understanding the Missouri River watershed. You don’t have to leave your class as we will meet via Google Meet a few hours for five Thursdays.


      In addition to hands-on activities, we will explore online resources including mapping activities, journaling, art, and more! Space is limited. Firm registration deadline of Feb 15 .so we can do a technology check before class.
      • 1 Mar 2018
      • 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
      • SD Discovery Center
      • 15
      Register

      Plan and make a simple meal for your family. Whip up a quick breakfast, fix a simple lunch or dinner and create a simple dessert. Juniors will be working towards their Simple Meals badge. Not a Girl Scout? Not a problem! You can join in the fun too!

      Ages: Girls grade 4-5
      Location:
      SD Discovery Center
      Fee: $17.00 Includes: Activities and patch

      Important: No tag-a-longs.

      • 7 Mar 2018
      • 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
      • SD Discovery Center
      • 10
      Register


      Science FUN for little ones ages 4 - 6.

      Fee per class: members: $10, non-members: $12
      United Way funds available.


      March 7
      Animal Defenses

      Through fun games, discover how dinosaurs used their bodies to defend themselves from predators and how animals of today have similar defense mechanisms. Make an animal craft, guess what’s in the feely box and meet some live turtles!



      • 10 Mar 2018
      • 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
      • SD Discovery Center

      Our digital planetarium is open to the public the second and forth Saturday of each month!  Show topics vary depending on the presenter (Greek or Lakota constellations, the moon, deep space objects, etc.).  It’s fun for the whole family. All ages welcome!

      Free with paid admission.  Members free. 

      • 24 Mar 2018
      • 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
      • SD Discovery Center

      Our digital planetarium is open to the public the second and forth Saturday of each month!  Show topics vary depending on the presenter (Greek or Lakota constellations, the moon, deep space objects, etc.).  It’s fun for the whole family. All ages welcome!

      Free with paid admission.  Members free. 

      • 28 Mar 2018
      • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
      • SD Discovery Center

      Join us on this early release day for Pierre Schools as we celebrate our flying friends. Hands-on activities will include making bird feeders from recycled materials, designing your own bird mask, making and flying a bird kite, exploring various types of eggs and many other activities.

      All ages welcome!

      Admission: Members $5, Non-Members: $7. Large groups, please call in to reserve a visit time.

      • 4 Apr 2018
      • 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
      • SD Discovery Center
      • 11
      Register


      Science FUN for little ones ages 4 - 6.

      Fee per class: members: $10, non-members: $12
      United Way funds available.


      April 4
      Wiggly Worms

      How do earthworms eat?  How do they move?  How can you tell which end is the head? Investigate these unusual creatures up close and personal.  Sing the worm song, do the worm dance and eat some yummy “worms and dirt”.



      • 11 Apr 2018
      • 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
      • SD Discovery Center
      • 14
      Register

      Take aim - Shoot - Bullseye! Get ready to challenge yourself with this new Outdoor Journey badge as you build your archery skills and learn how to shoot on a range. No prior archery skills necessary. Cadettes can earn their Animal Habitats badge. Not a Girl Scout? Not a problem! You can join in the fun too!

      Attention: Date change this event will be held Wednesday, April 11!

      Ages: Girls grade 6-8
      Location:
      Isaak Walton League, 1200 Isaak Walton Road Pierre
      Fee: $17.00 Includes: Activities and patch

      Important: No tag-a-longs.




      • 2 May 2018
      • 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
      • SD Discovery Center
      • 11
      Register


      Science FUN for little ones ages 4 - 6.

      Fee per class: members: $10, non-members: $12
      United Way funds available.


      May 2
      321 Blast Off!

      Have you ever wondered how rockets can travel so high in the sky, or what it would be like to launch your very own rocket? Come along with us for an adventure in space! We will design, build and launch our very own rockets! Using recycled bottles, cardboard, water and air we will master the science of rocketry.



      • 3 May 2018
      • 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
      • SD Discovery Center
      • 15
      Register

      Explore the life of bats, build a bat house, and learn how we can help protect the habitat of our furry friends. Juniors can earn their Animal Habitats badge. Not a Girl Scout? Not a problem! You can join in the fun too!



      Ages: Girls grade 4-5
      Location: Meet at the SD Discovery Center
      Fee: $17.00 Includes: Activities and patch

      Important: No tag-a-longs.

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    Friends of the South Dakota Discovery Center. 
    Friends provide on going support so that the
    children and families in our community have access to hands-on science learning, now and in the future.

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