Science

The following disciplines are listed below:
General Science
Astronomy
Weather
Biology – Human Health, Zoology, Botany
Agriculture
Environmental
Tutors

General Science

Junior Academy of Science
5050 Oakland Avenue, St. Louis, MO 63110
314-533-8082
www.academyofsciencestl.org
Science and engineering seminars, panel discussions, speakers, docent tours, competitions, awards, scholarships, career shadowing, professional mentoring, group projects, research assistance, library privileges at local universities, and publications.
For students 6th-12th grade.

Mad Science
8420 Olive Blvd. Suite R
Contact: Alan Simon, Program Director
314-991-8000
www.madsciencestl.com
Science enrichment classes, camps, home school programs and birthday parties.

St. Louis Science Center
5050 Oakland Avenue, St. Louis, MO 63110
314-289-4444
www.slsc.org
Education Coordinator Julie Staten jstaten@slsc.org
Science museum, Omnimax theatre, planetarium, tours, programs, home school classes, private and group educational programs, camps, camp-ins, teacher’s resources and room facilities.

Taylor Community Science Resource Center
Outreach of St. Louis Science Center
Corner of Manchester and Kingshighway
Contact: David Doell or Friend E Smith
314-533-8515
Organize private, individually tailored group programs. Facility space: class rooms and wet lab available for use. They also warehouse and provide tours of 80,000 warehoused specimens and artifacts from St. Louis‘ old Natural Science and History Museum (at Oak Knoll site).

Regional Intel Science Fairs
http://www.intel.com/about/corporateresponsibility/education/sts/index.htm
For information on how to participate in regional Intel science fair in your county of residence check under your county’s listing on the Intel site at

The Greater St. Louis Science Fair
website: http://www.sciencefairstl.org
Sponsor: St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Monsanto and Pfizer Corporation
Territory: the City of St. Louis and the county of St. Louis.
Homeschoolers are welcome to participate in the Greater St. Louis Science Fair held at Queeny Park.

Intel Science and Engineering Fair
http://www.intel.com/about/corporateresponsibility/education/isef/index.htm
The Intel fair is open to homeschoolers.  Venues of entry depend on local fairs held in the various counties. Intel Science and Engineering Fair contacts for the various counties:
Cape Girardeau Southeast Missouri Regional Science Fair
Dr. Chris McGowan PHONE: (573) 651-2163 FAX: (573) 651-2223 E-MAIL: regscifair@semo.edu
website: http://www2.semo.edu/scifair
Southeast Missouri Regional Science Fair
One University Plaza, MS 6000, Cape Girardeau, MO 63701
Sponsor: Southeast Missouri State University, The Southeast Missourian, Drury Southwest, Hathaway Consulting
Territory: the counties of Bollinger, Butler, Cape Girardeau, Carter, Dunklin, Iron, Madison, Mississippi, New Madrid, Pemiscot, Perry, Reynolds, Ripley, St. Francois, Ste. Genevieve, Scott, Stoddard and Wayne.

Hillsboro Mastodon Park Science/Art Regional Fair of Jefferson County
Ms. Jill M. Thomas PHONE: 636-937-9094 x213 FAX: 636-937-1828 E-MAIL: director@masrf.net
website: http://www.masrf.org
107 Mississippi Ave., Crystal City, MO 63019-1633
Sponsor: Jefferson College, Southwestern Bell Foundation & Jefferson Memorial Hospital, Boemler Chevrolet, Ameren Charitable Trust, Mastodon Historic Site, Arts and Education Council, Eagle Bank, Govero Land Services, Enterprise Rent-a-Car.
Territory: Jefferson County

Jefferson City Lincoln University Regional Science Fair
Dr. James L. Rooney PHONE: (573) 681-5120 FAX: (573) 681-5944 E-MAIL: rooneyj@lincolnu.edu
Department of Agriculture & Natural Sciences, Lincoln University, 131 Founders Hall, Jefferson City, MO 65102-0029
Sponsor: Lincoln University
Territory: the counties of Cole, Saline, Cooper, Moniteau, Miller, Morgan, Pettis, Lafayette, Johnson, Henry, Benton, Hickory, St. Clair, Bates, Cass, Callaway, Boone, Howard, Camden, Maries, Phelps, Dent, Osage, and Gasconade

Joplin  Missouri Southern Regional Science Fair
Dr. Michael P. Garoutte PHONE: (417) 625-9579 FAX: (417) 625-3169
website: http://www.msrsf.org
Missouri Southern State University, 3950 E. Newman Road, Department of Physical Sciences, Joplin, MO 64801
Sponsor: Missouri Southern State University, Missouri Southern Foundation.
Territory: the counties of Cedar, Dade, Vernon, Barton, Jasper, Newton, McDonald, Barry and Lawrence in Missouri; the counties of Neosho, Crawford, Montgomery, Labette and Cherokee in Kansas.

Springfield  Ozarks Science and Engineering Fair
Mrs. Michelle Norgren PHONE: (417) 836-5053 FAX: (417) 836-6979 E-MAIL: MichelleNorgren@missouristate.edu
website: http://www.k12science.missouristate.edu
Ozarks Science & Engineering Fair, 2253 E Raynell, Springfield, MO 65804
Sponsor: Ozarks Science and Engineering Fair Foundation, Clariant, Southwest Missouri State University, 3M, Kraft Foods, Associated Electric Coop, E&V Enginnering.
Territory: the counties of Dallas, Polk, Greene, Webster, Christian, Douglas, Taney, Stone, Pulaski, Laclede, Wright, Texas, Shannon, Ozark, Howell, and Oregon

St. Peters, St. Charles-Lincoln County Regional Science and Engineering Fair
Dr. Zoe A Fitzgerald PHONE: (636) 922-8570 FAX: (636) 922-8478 E-MAIL: zfitzgerald@stchas.edu
St. Charles Community College, 4601 Mid Rivers Mall Drive, Saint Peters, MO 63376-0975
Sponsor: Southwestern Bell, MasterCard.
Territory: the counties of St. Charles and Lincoln

Astronomy

Challenger Learning Center-St. Louis
205 Brotherton Lane, St. Louis, MO 63135
314-521-6205
e-mail info@clcstlouis.org
http://www.clcstlouis.org
The award-winning Challenger Learning Center-St. Louis provides space education programs for school groups, corporations, scouts, community groups and the general public, as well as summer camps and birthday parties. At the core of the Center are state-of-the-art space simulators, which include an orbiting space station, and a Mission Control center modeled after NASA’s Johnson Space Center. Participants can experience one of two simulated space missions, Voyage to Mars or Rendezvous with a Comet. They hosts homeschool programs as well.

St. Louis Science Center
5050 Oakland Avenue, St. Louis, MO 63110
314-289-4444
www.slsc.org
Science museum, Omnimax theatre, planetarium, tours, programs, home school classes, private group educational programs, camps, camp-ins, teacher’s resources and room facilities.

Weather

SkyWarn
www.stlouisskywarn.com/
Area students can become trained weather observers that make up the St. Louis County Skywarn reporting and alert program.  Through this program students are trained to help serve and protect the community.    St. Louis County offers several training courses designed to assist the weather observer in making proper observations and in correct reporting procedures.   Participants are taught when, how, and where to make their reports. The class is supplemented by literature and reporting information, and following the class, participants are issued “spotter numbers” and training certification. After contacting us at the SKYWARN information number, 314-615-7857, you will be placed on a mailing list for the training schedule. All training is supplied free of charge and most classes are offered more than once and in varying locations.

Biology/Physiology – Human, Medical and Health

Center for Anatomical Science and Education  – AIMS
Department of Surgery
Saint Louis University School of Medicine
3839 Lindell Blvd., Saint Louis, MO 63108
314-977-7400 || Fax: 314-977-7345
Contact:  Ray Vollmer, program director
Website: http://pa.slu.edu/
Email: pa@slu.edu
(AIMS), a youth community outreach program which provides health and science education information to students and teachers throughout the year providing practical anatomy and surgical education. Using a combination of hands-on learning opportunities and 3-dimensional demonstrations, students get a unique look at the human body. The program offers a prevention component which provides valuable information to students regarding health risks and how to avoid medical traumas. AIMS was created so that students could enrich their scientific learning. The school year programs introduce students to human anatomy, stimulate awareness of good health practices, provide information about injury prevention and lead students to a better understanding of career Adventures In Medicine & Science choices in medicine.
They 3d presentations on-site in their theatre.  he textbook comes to life for middle and high school students when they attend an AIMS 3-D Presentation. Medical specialists introduce human anatomy utilizing human specimens as up to 400 students view a seventeen-foot screen while wearing 3-D glasses. Each presentation includes a discussion of common health issues such as the harmful effects of smoking, treatment of injuries or disease and the benefits of a healthy diet and regular exercise.  They offer open registration for all middle and high school students.
Distance Learning Program – which includes curriculum and one time on-site demonstration. Such programs include animal brain, heart, and eyeball dissection, as well as classes on organ transplants, autopsies, forensic medicine, nutrition and much more.
Summer workship program for approved high school juniors and seniors, offering in-depth study in the various areas of medicine.
They also provide facility and laboratory rental to larger school groups.

Delta Dental Health Theatre
727 North First Street, St. Louis, MO 63102
314-241-7391
www.ddhtstl.org
At the Delta Dental Health Theatre, we make learning fun as we provide health education and inspiration for children and their families. Our guests consider the benefits of adopting better dental habits, choosing healthier foods, engaging in daily activity, while avoiding unhealthy practices. And it’s all offered in a fun setting, including an enormous set of teeth that light up while children learn healthy habits.
Our Mission: Realizing the vital connection between good oral health and overall health, the Delta Dental Health Theatre provides interactive presentations, exhibits and programming in order to promote good oral health and overall healthy life habits for children and adults.
Delta Dental Health Theatre is open Wednesday through Saturday, from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m., with programs at 9:30, 11:00 and 1:30. Monday and Tuesday shows by appointment. Programs last approximately 45 minutes. Please call for reservations if you are bringing a group of 10 or more. Admission is still only $1. Educational assistance funds are available.

DePaul Health Center
12303 DePaul Dr., Bridgeton, MO 63044
314-513-4444.
Offers three interactive programs for children through the St. Louis Community College: Junior Doctor- ages 8-12 will view & discuss x-rays, tour operating room wearing scrubs, and visit the Labor and Delivery patient; Advanced Junior Doctor- ages 13-16 provides hands-on medical and surgical demonstrations with real surgical equipment. Junior Nurse- ages 8-12 teaches basic nursing assessments, including taking temperatures and blood pressure readings, and listening with a stethoscope. They also offer tours.

Logan Chiropractic College
1851 Schoettler Rd., Chesterfield, MO 63017-5529
636 227-2100
http://www.logan.edu/
Community educational outreach for high school students. Anatomy laboratory and Tour of the Body program. Tour of the Body is a Logan educational outreach program that focuses on the role of dissection of human cadavers in health care education .

Biology – Animals, Wildlife, Conservation, Zoology, Rescue

Animal Protective Association of Missouri
1705 South Hanley Road (just south of Highway 40), St. Louis, MO 63144
314-645- 4610
www.apamo.org/
e-mail: info@apamo.org
Animal shelter, docent tours, outreach programs, curriculum and lesson plans, and resource library.

Department of Conservation
PO Box 180, Jefferson City, MO 65102
http://mdc.mo.gov/
Various educational programs including classes, camps, field trips, tours, and community outreach educational programs. Interpretative Centers at Henges, Powder Valley, Rockwood, and Bush Wildlife, Teacher resources, training workshops, educational consultants, Outdoor Teacher Education Center, libraries, media loans, discovery trunks, habitat packs, curriculum, books, posters, videos, and newsletters and magazines.
– additional programs
Frontiers – on-going naturalist educational program, students earn points and awards, Many homeschoolers participate in this program at the Rockwood Res.

Volunteer

Humane Society
1201 Macklind Avenue, St. Louis, MO 63110
314-647-8800
http://www.hsmo.org/
They offer group tours, Pet Etc. Classes, and Kritter Summer Camps covering the unique care of various pets. They will also organize outreach programs for school groups.
They also offer school tours of Longmeadow Rescue Ranch which is one of the most comprehensive large-animal rehabilitation centers in the United States. On any given day, as many as 150 animals from throughout Missouri make Longmeadow their home.

Junior Naturalist Program
Missouri State Parks
1-800-334-6946
http://mostateparks.com/page/57582/explorer-program
Patch based scout like program seeking to foster an appreciation and respect for the natural world around them and an interest in preserving it.

St. Louis Zoo
One Government Drive, St. Louis, MO 63110
314-468-5440
www.stlzoo.org
Individual and group programs, classes, camps, Keeper for a day program, birthday parties, facility rentals, docent tours, outreach program, teacher resources, library, zoo cases, slide sets, curriculum, lesson plans, Zoo’s Alive teen volunteer program, public lecture series, camp-ins and Keeper Talks.

Biology, Botany

Donald Danforth Tech Trunks
Donald Danforth Plant Science Center
975 North Warson Road, St. Louis, Missouri 63132 USA
Tel: 314-587-1000
info@danforthcenter.org
http://danforthcenter.org/the_center/education_and_outreach/tech_trunks/
The Danforth Plant Science Center and its partners invite your classroom to conduct experiments in biotechnology and other areas of applied science using state-of-the-art equipment and supplies.
Tech(nology) Trunks is a no-cost equipment loan program that supports biotechnology education in St. Louis area high schools. Beyond small-sized equipment, the trunks include materials and supplies to conduct an array of activities as well as student-tested protocols, worksheets and other valuable resources. Training workshops are held for teachers at the Danforth Plant Science Center each summer. Workshop participation is mandatory for being able to check out and use the trunks in the classroom. Trained teachers can request use of a trunk in their classroom(s) for a 2-week period to advance student learning in biology, biotechnology and genetics. The Tech Trunk program is made possible through the generous support of THE BOEING COMPANY. Supplemental funding for the development of new “themed” trunks comes from the National Science Foundation, the U.S. Department of Energy, the American Society of Plant Biologists, and gifts and donations from the Danforth Plant Science Center and individuals interested in providing new educational opportunities for students in the St. Louis region.

Missouri Botanical Gardens
PO Box 299, St. Louis, MO 63166
314-577-9506
www.mobot.org
At the garden – classes, camps, workshops, docent tours, community outreach programs, teacher resources, library, and ECO-ACT is an environmental leadership program for juniors and seniors in high school. Pitzman Nature Study Program for children ages 4-6.
Shaw Nature Reserve – docent tours, classes and programs, and Dana Brown Overnight Education Center – overnight camps with classes and programs.
Stupp Teacher Resource Center, located within the Education Division of the Missouri Botanical Garden, circulates activity kits, models, videotapes, CD-ROMs, and slide sets to teachers to enhance their science instruction. Teachers may also use the non-circulating collection of curriculum guides, environmental science and ecology books, and science education materials for background information and lesson ideas. The Education Division also offers a variety of professional development courses and workshops in botany, biology, ecology, environmental studies, and math and science education.
Litzinger Road Ecology Center – Field studies and labs, classes, summer camp programs, professional development programs, Ecological Restoration Corps (four-week service-learning program for high school students focusing on restoration of watershed and prairie habitats).
Butterfly House – docent tours, classes, programs, camps, teaching materials, lessons and outreach programs. They also offer home school classes through their Home School Academy. Contact the Butterfly House’s Education Department at 636-530-0076, ext. 13.
Earthways Center – docent tours, classes, programs, camps, teaching materials, lessons and outreach programs.

St. Louis County Parks
314-615-7275
http://www.stlouisco.com/parks/
Parks, Community Centers, facilities, field trips, tours, classes, educational programs, camps, special events, holiday programs, fairs and festivals. Disciplines: sports, fitness, nature, arts, and history. They will also do individual private group programs.

WOW Wonders of the Outdoor World
National Outdoor Recreation and Conservation School
800-334-6946
http://www.mostateparks.com/wow
National comprehensive outdoor recreation and conservation educational program offered through Missouri State Parks Department. Disciplines include archery, boating, camping, fishing, hunting, natural history, nature arts and crafts, outdoor cooking, horsemanship, backpacking, caving, outdoor cooking, and photography. This is a weeklong event for children over 9 and their families.

Tyson Field Science Program
P. O. Box 258, Eureka, MO 63025
314-935-8437
http://biology4.wustl.edu/tyson/
Field science program offering various programs on archaeology, geology, flora and fauna has been DISCONTINUED JUNE 2006 DUE TO LACK OF FUNDING. I know many of you are familiar with this program, I just didn’t want anyone to waste time trying to find them.

Agriculture

4-H
University of Missouri Extension
8th Floor Clark Hall, Columbia, Missouri 65211
Contact: Jeff Buehler, Coordinator, Missouri After school Resource Center (ARC)
e-mail BuehlerJ@missouri.edu
http://www.4-h.org
Provides hands-on, non-formal learning experiences in farming science, engineering and technology. Programs incorporate environmental studies, robotics, website development, nutrition, consumer resource management, GPS, as well as, leadership and life skills.

4-H Franklin County
Contact: Dave Hileman, 4-H Youth Specialist
University Of Missouri Extension
116 West Main, Union, MO  63084
636-583-5141
HilemanD@missouri.edu
Environmental

4-H
University of Missouri Extension
8th Floor Clark Hall, Columbia, Missouri 65211
Contact: Jeff Buehler, Coordinator, Missouri Afterschool Resource Center (ARC)
e-mail BuehlerJ@missouri.edu
http://www.4-h.org
Provides hands-on, non-formal learning experiences in farming science, engineering and technology. Programs incorporate environmental studies, robotics, website development, nutrition, consumer resource management, GPS, as well as, leadership and life skills.

4-H Franklin County
Contact: Dave Hileman, 4-H Youth Specialist
University Of Missouri Extension
116 West Main, Union, MO  63084
636-583-5141
HilemanD@missouri.edu

Adopt-A-Trail
Missouri Department of Conservation
PO Box 180, Jefferson City, MO 65102
http://mdc.mo.gov/
The Missouri Department of Conservation’s Adopt-A-Trail Program is a volunteer program providing opportunities for hikers, bicyclists and equestrians to assist conservation area staff by monitoring, maintaining and enhancing trails and trailhead facilities.  School and youth groups, scout troops, church, community and service organizations, businesses, families, individuals or groups of individuals can adopt a trail. Anyone with an interest in trails and the outdoors is welcome to help preserve our land and provide safe, enjoyable access to the outdoors.   Adopt-A-Trail volunteers assist Conservation Area staff in managing and maintaining trail systems. Activities include keeping the trail surface free of sticks, rocks and other debris, pruning small limbs from the trail corridor, cleaning waterbars and drainage ditches, and clearing debris from bridges, stairs, and viewing decks. Other responsibilities include litter clean-up, maintaining the trailhead area including parking lot, bulletin board and trail signs, and reporting vandalism, trail hazards or safety issues.

Missouri Coalition for the Environment
6267 Delmar Blvd. Ste. 2E, St. Louis, MO 63130
314-727-0600
http://www.moenviron.org
Missouri Coalition for the Environment works to preserve, protect, and enhance an environment that is livable, healthful, and sustainable through a comprehensive program of education, citizen action, and legal defense.  They also host an Annual Coalition and Friends of Ozark Riverways Current River Clean Up (from Rachael Larock) Canoe and Clean Up the Current River, usually held in October.

Operation Clean Stream
PO Box 1468, Ballwin, MO 63021
636-766-0088
http://www.openspacestl.org
Coordinates the volunteer organized annual clean up of the Meramec, Bourbeuse, Big, Huzzah and Courtois Rivers

Stream Team Conservation Federation of Missouri
728 W Main, Jefferson City, MO 65101
573-634-8205 or 800-575-2322
http://www.confedmo.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=44&Itemid=54  Missouri Stream teams strive to assist in the proper management of these waterways. Team members learn to monitor water quality, work to plant trees, stabilize stream banks, and improve fish and wildlife habitats in or near streams macro invertebrate studies, chemical studies and visual surveys.

Weldon Springs Interpretive Center
7295 Highway 94 South, St. Charles, MO  63304
636-300-0012
http://www.lm.doe.gov/default.aspx?id=1917
New state of the art interpretive center offers history on the town of Weldon Springs,  the construction, operation and legacy of the nation’s largest explosive manufacturing plant, the subsequent uranium ore processing plant, and ultimate environment federal clean-up of the site.    They offer over a dozen different educational programs for school groups on topics such as:  prairie rehabilitation; subsurface aquifer studies; radiation in the environments; geology; water studies; toxic waste – improper and proper disposal; environmental clean-up; orienteering and much more.  The center will provide group tours of the clean-up site and a walk to the top of the disposal cell (which is the highest point in St. Charles County) and a talk on the clean-up program that was executed here.  They also have public meeting space available.

Tutors

Club Z! In-Home Tutoring
Bill Becher and John Clark, Area Directors
2318 Normandy Drive, St. Louis, MO  63121
contact: Bill Becher or John Clark, area directors
(314) 726-0044
e-mail: bbecher@clubztutoring.com
www.clubztutoring.com/of_st_louis_county
We offer one-on-one tutoring in your own home, for ages pre-K through adults.  We have tutors for ALL subjects, including math, science, foreign languages, writing, reading, history, ACT Prep, SAT Prep, study skills, English as a Second Language, etc.  Our scheduling is flexible and our prices are competitive.  Long-term contracts are not required.  Our tutors are experienced and most are certified teachers.  Let us help your family succeed with home education, whatever your needs may be.

Gateway Tutor Doctor
http://www.tutordoctorstl.com/
Contact: Ron & Susan Plourde; Education Consultants
(636) 262-1879
email: rplourde@tutordoctor.com
Founded in 1999 as an alternative to the “one-to-many” teaching model most learning centers offer, locally owned and operated Gateway Tutor Doctor provides personalized one-on-one tutoring in your home for grades 1 through 12. We also provide ACT preparation assistance. We serve St. Charles, Lincoln and Warren Counties and surrounding areas.
We have flexible schedules and payment plans for your convenience.
All tutors are degreed and experienced. We do not utilize student teachers.
All tutors receive annual Federal criminal background checks.

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