Student Programs
Student Programs for K-12 students at the RPSEC served a total of 25,405 people during the 2006-2007 school year. Of that total, 20,590 were K-12 students from 97 schools encompassing 13 counties in both South Carolina and Georgia. This is a significant increase over last year, when we served 18,394 students from 62 schools.

This year a triple group from DeKalb County, Georgia traveled more than 2 1/2 hours each way to spend their only field trip for the year at the RPSEC. Their fifth grade classes rotated through a series of programs including “CSI Solutions,” “Circuit City,” and “Journey into the Living Cell.”

The top ten most popular of our 56 program offerings for 2006-2007 are listed below. The planetarium program “Blown Away: The Wild World of Weather” was by far the most well attended program of the year, serving 1,454 students.

The deadline has passed for reservation requests for the 2007-2008 school year. Once again, we have received many more requests than we will be able to serve. Teachers’ requests received after the June 15 deadline will be placed on a waiting list in the event of a cancellation. Please note that we are not able to accept reservation requests by telephone. We look forward to serving a record number of students this school year!

2006-2007 TOP TEN STUDENT PROGRAMS (Number of Students)

PROGRAM Visits 04-05 Visits 05-06 Visits 06-07
Blown Away: Weather n/a 1,164 1,454
Animals with Backbones 932 840 1,285
Circuit City n/a 442 1,157
Following the Drinking Gourd 1,035 768 1,066
The Graph Club 992 465 848
Magnets and Motions 946 669 837
Journey Into the Living Cell 496 914 741
In My Backyard 639 687 734
Hitchcock Woods EcoHike 537 394 701
Star Stories n/a 551 643