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.

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

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.

Our workshops and professional development opportunities are currently paused due to COVID-19 restrictions and recommended public health guidelines.

To learn more, contact us at 314.289.4439 or education@slsc.org.

Curious Classroom Series

For educators who wish to promote curiosity in their classrooms, the Saint Louis Science Center offers the Curious Classroom Series. These professional development workshops have been designed to empower teachers and prepare students for the jobs of the future.

These workshops are currently paused due to COVID-19 restrictions and recommended public health guidelines.

Curious Classroom Workshops

Phenomenal Design: Engineering Education (grades K-6)
Build STEM skills and practice engineering design methods you can use in your classroom while exploring natural phenomena! Incorporating the Next Generation Science Standards need not be a daunting task with these suggestions.

Old Skills, New Jobs: Preparing for the Workplace with STEM (grades 9-12)
Do your students have the “soft skills” for the jobs and opportunities of tomorrow? Preparing for life’s challenges beyond school requires more than just STEM savviness; it requires proficiency in interpersonal relationships.

21st Century Learners: Strategies for Success (grades K-12)
Managing a classroom of is challenging. Empower yourself to create the learning environment you’ve always imagined, while honing the skills needed to engage and inspire 21st century learners.”

Community Unity: Building STEM Families (grades K-12)
Discover strategies to connect creators, collaborators and communities by examining award-winning youth development programs, engaging activities and Citizen Science resources. Learn how to build local partnerships within flourishing STEM communities.

Starting Strong: STEM-tastic Early Learning (Pre-K-2)
Create a STEM-friendly early learning environment that encourages inquiry, language development, and problem-solving. Discover how to connect STEM learning to children’s literature and examine opportunities for assessment.

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Loeb Prize

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.

Nominations for the 2021 Loeb Prize are now open. 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:

  • Clayton
  • Ferguson-Florissant
  • Kirkwood
  • Mehlville
  • Pattonville
  • Riverview Gardens
  • University City
  • Private/Parochial schools within these districts

Please make sure you get your nominations in before the deadline on December 18th.

Nominate

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

Daniel See - 2020 Loeb Prize Winner
Daniel See – 2020 Loeb Prize Winner

The 2020 Loeb Prize Ceremony was held on October 2nd. First place went to Daniel See of St. Louis University High School. Kathy Costello of St. James Catholic School won second place. The runners-up were Kathy Alt of Millstadt Consolidated School, Rashida Chatman of Pamoja Prep Academy, and Teri Range of O’Fallon Township High School. Congratulations to Dan and all the other Loeb Prize winners! And thank you to all the nominated teachers who make a difference in the lives of their students every day.

Press Release: St. Louis Teacher Honored with 2020 Loeb Prize for Excellence in Teaching Science and Mathematics

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.

For the 2020-2021 school year, the Science Center is offering digital experiences for school groups in lieu of traditional field trips.

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.