Summer Camps

Summer Camps



Teaching Mission

All programs of the South Dakota Discovery Center deliver hands-on exploration that builds passion for and knowledge of science across generations; students, teachers, families, citizens.

 Equity in Education

We believe every child deserves access to hands-on science education!
Thanks to the generosity of local sponsors, we can provide scholarships and reduced fees for families in need. 
If you are a SNAP, TANF, or WIC recipient, simply use the discount codes: SNAP, TANF, or WIC during the registration for a 50% discount.

Work With Us!

If you love science, enjoy people (especially children, youth, and families), and want to work in an environment where no two days are the same, we invite you to work with us.

Summer Internship - STEM Educator

Eligibility: South Dakota high school students, college students, and recent college graduates are eligible to apply. Preference will be given to Education or STEM majors. Good communication skills, experience working with children, reliability, and the ability to work independently are essential.

Travel may be required. A valid driver’s license and the ability to lift up to 40 lbs are needed.

The STEM educator plans and leads hands-on STEM programming for preschool through middle school youth at our science center and school, after-school programs, or other locations around the state. In addition, this position includes assisting with events and preparing educational materials.

Training in various STEM curricula and resources is provided, including but not limited to: Great Explorations in Math & Science, NASA GLOBE & other NASA resources, Beetles Project, and environmental education resources. In addition, the intern will be encouraged and supported to complete the National Geographic Educator Certification during this internship.

The opportunity for university credit is an option that university students can initiate with support from SDDC staff.

Work Hours: Mostly between 8-5 pm during the week, some weekend and evening events. 20-35 hours per week, May-August, 2023. Start and end dates are negotiable, but we prefer at least a ten-week commitment.

This internship can be converted into a permanent position as Museum Educator once the internship is complete.

Compensation: $12 - $16/hour, depending on the level of education and experience.

To Apply: Email a cover letter (including availability dates), resume, and names and phone numbers for three references to amandathronson@sd-discovery.org


May
22

Observer (Sprouts: K-2nd)

Look up, look down, and explore the ground! Who lives where and why? This camp takes...
May
30

Body and Mind (Shoots: 3rd-5th)

Breathe! Stretch! Breathe! Did you know that when you have negative thoughts, you...
Jun
5

Horticulturist (Saplings: 6th-8th)

Winter is Coming! Learn how to prepare a garden for the following spring by starting...
Jun
6

Think Like An Engineer (Seedlings: Pre-K)

We need innovators! Kids love to explore and figure out how things work. In this...
Jun
12

Coder (Sprouts: K-2nd)

I.Am.A.Robot! Participants will learn how robots are used in medicine, space travel,...
Jun
13

Think Like An Engineer (Seedlings: Pre-K)

We need innovators! Kids love to explore and figure out how things work. In this...
Jun
19

Wildlife Biologist (Shoots: 3rd-5th)

Do you know your neighbors? Not just the people that live in the house next door....
Jun
20

Think Like An Engineer (Seedlings: Pre-K)

We need innovators! Kids love to explore and figure out how things work. In this...
Jun
26

Astrophysicist (Saplings: 6th-8th)

Join the Astrophysicist Camp and complete a set of out-of-this-world science missions...
Jun
27

Think Like An Engineer (Seedlings: Pre-K)

We need innovators! Kids love to explore and figure out how things work. In this...
Jul
10

Biologist (Sprouts: K-2nd)

On Guard! Learn about how animals use different strategies to protect themselves...
Jul
10

Emergency Responder (Saplings: 6th-8th)

Emergency! Emergency! A boat has capsized on Lake. Your neighbor has fallen and broken...
Jul
11

Growing Up Healthy (Seedlings: Pre-K)

Get up and get moving! Seedlings can learn how to grow healthy! Growing up healthy...
Jul
17

Aeronautical Engineer (Shoots: 3rd-5th)

Up! Up! And Away! We need engineers to build rockets and vessels for space flight....