Educator Resources

The Saint Louis Science Center has a number of resources available for educators to assist in enhancing classroom curriculums.

From field trips to workshops to programs on school campuses, Science Center staff members work hard to provide schools, teachers, and students with everything they need to be successful.

We also invite you to become one of our school partners. As you consider collaborating with the Science Center, we encourage you to consider how we can tailor our workshops and programs to best support your needs.

Let’s work together to ignite a passion for science and technology. Reach out at 314.289.4439 or education@slsc.org.

Off-Site School Programs

STEM Excellence Pathway

Gateway to STEM

Professional Development Opportunities for Teachers

The Saint Louis Science Center staff can help educators further incorporate inquiry-based methods into their lessons, create project-based lessons, enhance their questioning techniques and more. We’re happy to hold workshops at your school, at the Taylor Community Resource Science Center, or at the Science Center itself. The cost of the workshop is dependent on the length of the program, materials needed, and the number of participants.

To learn more about our professional development programs, contact us at 314.289.4439 or education@slsc.org.

Curious Classroom Series

Emerging STEM Education: Demystifying Standards (grades K-6)

Overwhelmed by the range of acronyms and standards needed in today’s STEM classrooms? Dissect misconceptions and investigate the three dimensions of the Next Generation Science Standards. Build STEM skills and practice engineering design methods you can use in your classroom all while exploring natural phenomena.

September 21, 2019, 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM

To register for this Curious Classroom, please call 314.289.4439.

Loeb Prize

Look forward to 2020 nominations later this year!

Carol B. and Jerome T. Loeb established the Loeb Prize in 1995 in partnership with the Saint Louis Science Center. The Loeb Prize, which provides more than $7,000 to five classroom teachers, is designed to reward and recognize math and science teachers who significantly enhance student performance. It is based on the premise that effective teaching is the cornerstone of a quality educational experience. In creating this award, the Loebs, together with the Science Center, seek to elevate public appreciation of all teachers.

Only principals and department heads may nominate people. Nominees must teach math or science and spend at least 50% of their time in the classroom. In addition, they must teach in grades 6-12. Educators in the following districts are eligible this year:

  • Affton
  • Hazelwood
  • Jennings
  • Ladue
  • Lindbergh
  • Normandy
  • Ritenour
  • Valley Park
  • Webster Groves
  • Private/Parochial schools within these districts

For more information about the Loeb Prize, please contact us at 314.289.4439 or contact Kathleen.stevison@slsc.org.

School Field Trips

Bring science to life with a field trip that your students will remember for a lifetime. The Science Center offers a number of field trip packages, many of which include demonstrations, Planetarium shows and OMNIMAX® Theater films.

Become a member.

Support our community connections with a Saint Louis Science Center membership. Members bolster the Saint Louis Science Center’s ability to develop innovative exhibitions, educational programming and events that encourage everyone to discover a passion for science and technology.