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
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
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|
|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|