Teacher Workshops

Bring Sci-Port's hands-on science-as-inquiry programs into your classroom with awesome teacher  workshops! Our teacher workshops are designed by certified educators to provide hands-on, minds-on activities for your students. CLUs are offered by Bossier, Caddo and DeSoto school systems for of our workshops. New opportunities are added throughout the year, call (318) 424-8660 to register.

  1. Call our Visitor Sales and Services at (318) 424-8660.
  2. Have this information ready: Name, School, Address, Email, Phone Number and Grade(s) You Teach.
  3. The workshop leader will send out a confirmation email one week before the workshop.
  4. Register at least one week in advance for the workshop of your choice (listed below).

STEAM Ahead!

Come and learn hands on classroom activities that will engage students in STEAM curriculum. Teachers will engage in 90min. make and take workshops designed to be used in the K–8 classroom, with each workshop designed to introduce a different aspect of science, technology, engineering, art or math. Come to one, or come to all five! STEAM workshops are held from 3:30–5 p.m. All workshops held at Sci-Port.

Fun with Chemistry
Put the science in your classroom with chemistry. This workshop is designed to incorporate cost efficient and hands on activities that will allow the students to observe chemical reactions and properties of matter. Grade: K8 (Aug. 24, 2017) 

Technology Use for the Classroom
T Engage students through the use of technology. Learn about free online resources to engage students in programing such as CODE and SCRATCH. Grade: 4–8 (Nov. 9, 2017)

Think, Design, Engineer
E Challenge students through engineering by examining and building structures with only simple household items. For example students will design, test, and re-design their own paper bridges and build a cup pyramid with a twist. Grade: K–8 (Feb. 6, 2018)

The A in STEAM
A Add art to your math lessons. Learn to create art using math skills such as measuring and learning the basic concept of ratios. Grade: K–8 (March 1, 2018)

Math Plus Science Equals Rockets
M Make foam rockets to engage students in math using geometry and measurement skills. Construct rockets made from pipe insulating foam and use them to investigate the trajectory relationship between launch angle and range in a controlled investigation. Grade: K-8 (April 10, 2018)

RARC Professional Development Workshops
Hosted at Sci-Port Discovery Center, professional development workshops aim to equip both new and experienced Regional Autonomous Robotics Circuit (RARC) coaches with skills needed to lead teams through practice and competitions. All RARC coaches from private, public, and charter schools and homeschool and afterschool programs are invited to attend these free training sessions. Register for these workshops at the following link:

Basic Robot Moves – September 30, 2017
Elementary and Middle 9 a.m.–Noon

High School 12:30–3:30 p.m.

Using Sensors – January 27, 2018
Elementary and Middle 9 a.m.–Noon

High School 12:30–3:30 p.m.

Grant Writing – April 14, 2018
Elementary, Middle, and High School 9 a.m.–Noon



Thanks to the following $1,500 sponsors at Sci-Port's Mad Scientist Ball 2015. 
Their sponsorships help underwrite the costs of our teacher workshops for the year.

Abby & Joe N. Averett. Jr.
Jenny & Robert Barish
Lisa & Alvin Childs
Christus Pediatric Associates
Frances & William Comegys III
Cypress Operating, Inc.
Fire Tech Systems
Ann Fumarolo
O. Delton Harrison, Jr.

Kean Miller
Lauve’s Pediatric Day Health Care
LSU Health Shreveport Dept. of Neurosurgery
Dolly & Mike McSwain
Drs. Christina Notarianni & Andrew Werner
Phillips Energy Partners
Powers Foundation, Inc.
Kathy & Bubba Rasberry
Regions Bank
Veluvolu, McDonald, Lacour & Hargon
Judith & David Werner
Willis-Knighton Health System
Jennifer & Pete Zanmiller





Contact Info

Sci-Port Discovery Center
820 Clyde Fant Parkway
Shreveport, Louisiana 71101


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