RAPID CITY, SD – The Journey Museum and Learning Center is excited to announce the next event in its Learning Forum Series titled, ‘SDPB’s Science Steve’, slated for this Sunday, Oct. 16, featuring Steve Rokusek. Also as a special treat, Buddy from SDPB’s Dinosaur Train will be in attendance for kids to meet him! Children and students are FREE with a paid adult or senior admission.
‘SDPB’s Science Steve’ will begin at 2 p.m. in The Journey’s Wells Fargo Theater. SDPB’s Science Guy, Steven Rokusek, will use humor and 15 incredibly fascinating demonstrations to bring dry theorems and scientific laws to life.
Steven Rokusek is originally from Tyndall, SD. He graduated from Dakota State University with a degree in Biology and Computer Education. Steven has experience in teaching physics, physical science, anatomy, biology and earth science. He has received the Golden Apple Award for Teachers, the Who’s Who Among Teachers Award, the Archdiocese of Omaha Teacher of the Year Award and a Regional Emmy Nomination. He is also the recipient of the 2016 South Dakota School Age Care Alliance SACCY Award.
Steven develops resource materials for specific content areas and then provides in-service training (workshops) at schools and education conferences across the state for both educational staff and parents. He also creates weekly electronic education newsletter for teachers and parents.
Dinosaur Train embraces and celebrates the fascination that preschoolers have with both dinosaurs and trains, while encouraging basic scientific thinking skills as the audience learns about life science, natural history and paleontology. Young viewers can join Buddy and his adoptive Pteranodon family on a whimsical voyage through prehistoric jungles, swamps, volcanoes and oceans, as they unearth basic concepts in life science, natural history and paleontology.
Buddy will be available to take pictures prior to the forum and after the program is completed. The Buddy Dinosaur Train mascot is courtesy of Liv Hospitality and SDPB.
The Journey Museum & Learning Center was established in 1997 and is conveniently located in downtown Rapid City at 222 New York St, 2 blocks east of the Rushmore Plaza Civic Center right across from the Club for Boys. Make sure to visit http://www.journeymuseum.org to find additional schedule information and be sure to ‘like’ us on Facebook!