For Teachers

Check out our great summer professional development for educators and youth program staff!


GEMS Earth Science Explorations

June 6-7
Pierre
1 credit
$25
Sponsored by the Space Grant Consortium.

We will focus on Earth Science for K-8 in this fun, hands-on workshop. Help your students explore and investigate Earth Science disciplinary core ideas using science practices. We’ll do a “deep dive” (oceans) on day 1 for K-3. On day two, we’ll go from sea (oceans) to shore (geology) to sky (atmosphere). All participants receive a GEMS guide.
Eventbrite - GEMS Earth Science


GLOBE Learning Expedition

June 13-16
Pierre
2 credits
$50
Sponsored by the 319 Information and Education Project

This field based, cross curricular workshop is for your professional AND personal development. We spend one day in the classroom and three in the field primitive camping and kayaking one of South Dakota’s rivers doing GLOBE field studies. We also journal, map, and explore.

The trip is outfitted so other than your personal items no special gear is necessary beyond your willingness to be an explorer.

GLOBE Learning Expedition South Dakota is for teachers who are new to and experienced with GLOBE. Begin or further your adventure with GLOBE. GLOBE trained teachers in South Dakota are eligible for stipends, mini-grants, and special travel opportunities.

Please register using the link below. After registering, you will be sent information on how to set up a GLOBE account. Please set this up BEFORE the class.

Eventbrite - GLOBE Learning Expedition


Basic GLOBE

August 7-8
Pierre, SD
1 credit
Free
Sponsored by the 319 I&E Education Project with support from the Space Grant Consortium

GLOBE is an international science and education project sponsored by NASA and NOAA. Involve your students in Earth Systems investigations and research through collecting data, reporting to an international database, and participating in field campaigns and ground truthing of satellite data.

GLOBE teachers are eligible for stipends, minigrants for supplies and other exciting opportunities. Don’t just teach science, DO science!

Please register using the link below. After registering, you will be sent information on how to set up a GLOBE account. Please set this up BEFORE the class.
Eventbrite - Basic GLOBE


We offer a wide range of resources, opportunities and services for educators and youth leaders.  Whether you are looking for STEM resources to bring to your classroom or program or field based professional development opportunities, the South Dakota Discovery Center is your go-to center for accredited, experiential professional development.

Curriculum Coordinators and Superintendents, we can tailor STEM workshops to your needs.  Give Kristie a call at 605-224-8295.