Science on Saturday

Science on Saturday

Please join us for Science on Saturday, a fun and exciting program for both students and adults. Experience “Thinking and Acting Like a Scientist.” Adults fully participate in all program activities.

To preview session dates and descriptions, and to register, click below. 

1st and 2nd Grade Sessions:

Sensing the World Around You
Use your senses and scientific tools to solve a mystery! And make careful observations of organisms living at the Van Andel Education Institute. Students will learn how to handle sense-ational animals… and can even take one of the organisms home (if they wish). Adults fully participate in program activities.

April 25, 2020 | Morning Session 9:00–10:30 AM | Register Now

Dates for the 2020/2021 school year will be posted on June 1, 2020.

3rd and 4th Grade Sessions:

Exploring Species Survival

See, touch, and investigate a variety of amazing animals—including insects and bearded dragons—to discover what they need to survive. Think and act like a scientist to make a model habitat to take home. Adults fully participate in program activities. 

March 14, 2020 | Morning Session 9:00–11:00 AM | Register Now

Dates for the 2020/2021 school year will be posted on June 1, 2020.

5th and 6th Grade Sessions:

Dates for the 2020/2021 school year will be posted on June 1, 2020.

Location

Van Andel Education Institute, 216 N. Division Ave., Grand Rapids, 49503

Cost Information

$20.00 total per team (student and adult).
Scholarships available for students eligible for reduced lunch.

Please note, there is a minimum requirement of 5 teams for a session to take place. Space is limited to 14 teams per session. Contact us at information@vaei.org or 616.234.5528 for more information.

Subsidized pricing for VAEI’s Science on Saturday programs are made possible by generous donations from the community. These thoughtful gifts have allowed us to impact the lives and futures of many students and we’re truly grateful.