Winter Break Employment Opportunity at Flandrau!

Flandrau Science Center & Planetarium is looking for educators to be Classroom Leads for our Winter Fusion Camp scheduled for December 26 – December 30.
Our camps promote a love for learning and are infused with scientific exploration, literacy, and creative arts. Fusion Camp is about having fun while learning and sparking an interest in science among children. For questions, please email Education & Outreach Manager Heather Parra.
Click here to view the job listing.


NSTA Science Films Series “Our Beautiful Planet”


Showcasing Climate Science Research to Spark Curiosity and Increase Student Understanding of How the World Works



Our Beautiful Planet is a series of compelling 5-7 minute science films highlighting the cutting-edge research that climate scientists are doing to solve some of the world’s most pressing issues.
NSTA, The Climate Initiative, and Kikim Media have partnered to launch these films and this collection of classroom-ready lesson plans that highlight the science and engineering practices scientists use to explain the phenomenon of climate change

“A Carbon Free Future”

Electricty is integral to modern society however the ways we’ve been producing it have released heat-trapping gases that have caused Earth’s climate to grow warmer at a rate never before seen in human history.

What can we do about it?
Join Nobel Prize-winning scientist and former Energy Secretary, Steven Chu, as he shows us how we can address our electricity needs with the wide range of technologies which can lead us to a carbon free future.


View the new film and download the discussion guide today!

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Our planet is facing a climate crisis that requires our immediate attention and action. Data, articles, and books are extremely important sources of evidence, but the audiovisual impact of film can be far more moving. Seeing a glacier melting, hearing the cracks and thuds of huge chunks of glacier breaking off, watching a sheet of ice crashing into the water causing sea level to rise can convey the urgency of the issue. Students need to see what is happening to this world from Pakistan to Mississippi. A visual medium is the vehicle for experiencing the global challenges we are facing.

-Kiki Kapany, CEO, KIKIM Media


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PESI Meeting 4 30 2022 Agenda

PESI Agenda – Apr. 30, 2022

9:00am – Brunch hosted by PESI officers

9:15 – Welcome and Introductions

Approval of slate of officers for 2022-23/24 and Communications Coordinator position

Treasurer’s Report – Peggy

  • Budget approval
  • Fundraiser – Raffle Tickets

PD – Caryl, Meg, Debbie, Becky

  • Warren
  • Lineweaver
  • Camp Cooper
  • Summer Academy

Curriculum – SRC – Meg 

Communications – Barbara, Ginny

  • STEM Nights (Walter Douglas, Safford and Borton scheduled) Will someone volunteer to work on activity boxes for STEM nights? Do STEM nights help us work toward our goals?
  • Parent Advocacy – parent workshop, what does a volunteer look like list/hand-out/session
  • Scholarships for leadership/teacher trainings – how is this being promoted

New Business:

  • Principals’ Forum – Marleen and Meg
  • School science facilitator support – Meg
  • Middle School focus – 
  • Do we need more frequent meetings? – Becky

    Maybe active supporters meet bi-monthly, as well?


Sessions after general meeting – 

  • Board to discuss scheduling a time to look at structure and goals (Peggy and Ginny)
  • Summer Academy to decide on focus, pre-planning, kits to use, and instructors (Caryl and Meg)



PESI Agenda – Apr. 30^J 2022

PESI Minutes 1-31-22

PESI Treasurer’s Report 2022.04.30