The Ruth Patrick Science Education Center's K-12 Student Programs offerings for 2008-2009 will be posted online on April 18, 2008. Teachers may download the 2008-2009 catalog and submit their reservation requests online at http://rpsec.usca.edu/. Print brochures and request forms will also be mailed to schools the following week. Request forms may be mailed to the RPSEC or faxed to (803) 641-3615.
Teachers may request up to four programs for the school year but, pending funding, this number may be reduced- so please prioritize your requests. Last year we received many more requests than we were able to serve. We will schedule teacher's requests, subject to availability, in the order specified on the reservation request form.
The deadline to submit reservation requests is Friday, June 13, 2008 at 5:00 PM. Due to the volume of anticipated requests, it is highly unlikely that late requests will be filled. Requests received after June 13 will be placed on a waiting list. Thank you for your understanding!
The Science and Technology Enrichment Program (STEP) is a cooperative effort between Washington Savannah River Company, Silver Bluff Audubon Center, and the Ruth Patrick Science Education Center. Two field trip locations for STEP include the Savannah River Site and the Silver Bluff Audubon Center. At each location, STEP students utilize classroom and outdoor laboratories to conduct scientific investigations on topics such as water ecology, soils, wildlife, forestry, archaeology, navigation and more. For program information and a STEP reservation request form, please visit the STEP website at: http://rpsec.usca.edu/step/
NOTE: To visit the Savannah River Site, there are specific procedures that must be followed 1-2 weeks prior to your visit for badging purposes.
The deadline to submit STEP Reservation Requests for 2008-2009 is Friday, June 13, 2008. The reservation request form will be available online April 18th.