Archive for Field Trips
Gateway to Science hosted the first day of our 14th annual Environmental Festival today, and the festival continues tomorrow, March 14. Over 1,200 students and teachers registered – from seven cities and five counties in North Dakota! Schools within a 100-mile radius of Bismarck were invited to participate in this event that encourages students to look at their ecological footprint and help plan for a sustainable future.
Environmental Festival is made possible by generous sponsors including AE2S, Basin Electric Power Coop, Bismarck State College, Burlington Northern Santa Fe Foundation, Great River Energy, MDU ECO Fund, ND Chapter of American Water Works Association, ND Forest Service, ND Water Environment Association, Roughrider Electric Coop and Tesoro. Our presenters are environmental scientists who engage students in hands-on activities to explore many aspects of the environment. Volunteers from RSVP+ guide the classes through their presentations and assist the presenters as needed. An event like Environmental Festival simply wouldn’t happen without this kind of dedication! Below are a few photos from our first day.
Great things are happening at Gateway to Science! Fall clubs, family events, and more are coming your way. This means we will be doing some remodeling of our website in the next couple of weeks. If you should run into a problem using our Gateway to Science website don’t worry, we are probably having a “work day” on the website. Please feel free to call our office at 701-258-1975 with any questions. We look forward to seeing you this fall!
Gateway to Science is excited to participate in the Blue Star Museums program honoring our military personnel. The Blue Star program offers FREE admission to all active duty miltiary personnel and their immediate family members from Memorial Day through Labor Day. Gateway to Science invites our North Dakota military personnel and their families to visit this summer. All you need is your military ID. Gateway to Science is open Monday through Thursday from12PM-7PM and Friday through Saturday from 12PM-5PM. We look forward to seeing you!
Gateway to Science, North Dakota’s only hands-on science center, is taking part in the Blue Star Museums program. This program offers free admission to active duty military personnel (Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, Coast Guard, and active duty National Guard & Reserve members) as well as the U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Corps, and the NOAA Commissioned Corps and their immediate family members Memorial Day through Labor Day.
Gateway to Science proudly invites our North Dakota Active and Reserve Force families, Minot Air Force Base families, Grand Forks Air Force Base families and other military families as well to visit us this summer. Blue Star Museums is a partnership among Blue Star Families, the National Endowment for the Arts, and more than 1,800 museums across America.
Gateway to Science is open Monday-Thursday, 12PM-7PM and Friday-Saturday, 12PM-5PM. We are located in the Frances Leach High Prairie Arts & Science Complex at 1810 Schafer Street, Bismarck, ND. The free admission is available to active-duty military and their immediate members (military ID holder and up to five immediate family members).
Field Trips are in full swing here at the Gallery. Groups as large as 75 kids at a time have been learning and exploring all the hands-on exhibits that we feature, with ages ranging from preschool up to pre-service teachers from the different local colleges. We have seen groups from Minot, including their Science Olympiad Team, to New Rockford, Wilton, and even several large groups from different areas of South Dakota, including McIntosch and McLaughlin. Students have travelled many hours just to visit our gallery, and they love the experience!
Some of our favorite quotes this spring from the students:
“Thank you for the visit. I liked the heart vs. hand!!!!!” -Abbigail
“I liked the shadow thing, the heart vs. hand, and the electric ball. Thank you for letting us come.” -Jason
“Thank you for teaching me about science.” -Robynn
At Gateway, we LOVE seeing children exploring in our gallery. We would love to see more groups in here through the summer. Even if you are not a classroom, we offer great GROUP RATES. Don’t miss out on the excellent learning experience this summer. Call us at 258-1975 to set up your appointment today!
Arin, Educational Outreach Coordinator
Gateway to Science serves as a science resource for educational professionals! Let us help you plan your next field trip, prepare lesson plans or network with science professionals in our community. Visit our Educators page on the website to learn about:
As North Dakota’s only hands-on science center and Bismarck’s premier children’s museum, Gateway to Science offers a unique learning experience for school groups that will enhance the science lessons students learn in the classroom. Contact us today to learn more about what Gateway to Science can do for you.
Gateway to Science – Discovery starts here!
~Beth Demke, Executive Director
Students are getting back to school, so it’s a good time to start planning field trips that will enhance their education. A visit to Gateway to Science is a great way to get the school year off to an exciting start! Our gallery is filled with interactive exhibits that encourage students to use their brains while exploring in a stimulating environment.
Teachers: Visit our field trip policy page on the website to learn more about planning a quality learning experience for your students.
Parents & Grandparents: Consider sponsoring a field trip for your child’s class. At only $2.00 per student, field trip sponsorship is a low-cost investment that will reap great benefits! Simply contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or 701.258.1975 to make arrangements. Please provide the teacher’s name and school. We’ll contact the teacher to confirm the class size and field trip date. Won’t it be a nice surprise for any teacher to learn of a generous contribution in the form of a field trip to Gateway to Science?
~Beth Demke, Executive Director
Environmental Festival at the Science Center! This morning we had 5th graders from Prairie Rose Elementary, Northridge Elementary, and Bob Callies Elementary from Garrison attending our 12th Annual Environmental Festival! At the BSC Jack Science Center, Christie is very busy as well, welcoming many more elementary schools! To our presenters, thankyou! The festival continues this afternoon with more 5th graders!
In another note, the Butterfly Exhibit is back! It’s Butterfly Time! Painted Lady butterflies have arrived to Gateway to Science and are enjoying the early sunshine in the exhibit gallery.