Science After School

Science After School is a free, 6-week-long, hands-on, outdoor science program open to 4th and 5th grade students at local elementary schools.  Each week from 2:30-4:00pm, students engage in hands-on projects that explore various topics within the context of natural science, environmental science and sustainability issues. Students learn how to apply the scientific method to answer real world questions through research, exploration, collaboration, games, journaling, and service learning.

In this program, students not only expand their scientific and environmental knowledge, they also achieve personal growth through increased confidence. They learn how to work independently as well as effectively in a team setting. Each year, we conduct sessions at Hemingway, Hailey, Alturas and Bellevue Elementary, and at Wood River Middle School.

Read about the 2018 fall sessions of Science After School here.

2019 fall sessions include:

Hemingway STEAM School
2:30-4:00PM                                                                                                            Tuesdays, October 15 – November 19, 2019

Bellevue Elementary School
Thursdays, October 17 – November 21, 2019


2020 winter session includes:

Alturas Elementary School

Tuesdays, January 21 – February 25, 2020

2020 spring session includes:

Hailey Elementary School

Mondays, April 6-May 11, 2020 *Dependent on COVID-19 conditions

To register your student, contact Alisa McGowan, ERC Program Director, at (208) 726-4333 or

Lindsay VanMieghemScience After School