What Do We Do?
Science Alive a non-profit organization that provides undergraduate college students the opportunity to develop and perform science actives with younger students. Our main purpose is getting young students excited about the field of science. We do this by developing and performing science experiments and activities with young students, showing them the power of science and how it is used to explain our world. We also stress the wide variety of the scientific field, showing the students the many different opportunities available in the scientific fields. To achieve this purpose, Science Alive participates in many different programs, interacting with students at all grade levels. Below is a more in-depth explanation of the main venues of Science Alive.
Nova Blanche Elementary School
During the school year, the Science Alive Program visits the students of Nova Blanche Elementary School every Friday afternoon during aftercare. We have 8 main groups for these events, each exploring a different field of science. Some of these groups include Biology, Chemistry, Neuroscience, and Marine Biology.
STEM Events at the NSU Alvin Sherman Library
These events are open to students ages 8 through 12.
Science Alive participates in STEM Days at the Alvin Sherman Library. Each month has a different theme, engaging the students in varying fun activities while also conveying fun facts about each topic.
More information is available at the STEM Library Guide
Family Days: Stations with varying science activities are set up around the library, and families walk through the stations together. Activities designed for children to learn on their own with college students, faculty, and library staff, for an hour after school (STEM After School Program) or during the afternoon in the summer (STEM Summer Programs.)
If you are interesting in participating in any of these events, please visit:
Christmas in July
The annual event, Christmas in July at the BB&T Center, is a wonderful experience. Science Alive partners with the Florida Panthers Foundation and has the opportunity to engage in various scientific learning activities with families. Our members look forward to this annual event and plan activities throughout the year, such as making kaleidoscopes and beaded bracelets, to exploring sound vibrations on glasses. It’s truly exciting and through teamwork, interaction, and dedication, Science Alive brings joy to the hearts of children on this special day.