Community Outreach Activities
Science Saturday is a fun-filled morning program exploring different aspects of mathematics, science, and engineering. The event is free and open to the public for students and their parents. While Science Saturday activities are geared towards middle school students, students in grades K-12 and their parents will find something new and exciting to explore. Science Saturday is free and open to the public. For a look at past events click on the links below or visit us on FaceBook.
Please email us at SciSat@valdosta.edu to be added to our email distribution list. This way you will be notified of all Science Saturdays and similar educational events.
Events and Links to Photos
2023-2024 Science Saturday Schedule
Computer Science & Engineering Technology and Applied Math & Physics (coming Spring 2024)
Biology (coming Spring 2024)
Chemistry & Geosciences (October 14, 2023) photos
2022-2023 Science Saturday Schedule
Math and Computer Science (March 4, 2023) photos
The Circle of Life (November 12, 2022)
Fabulous Fibers (October 22, 2022)
2020-2022 No Science Saturday events due to pandemic
For online Science Saturday videos click here.
2019-2020 Science Saturday Schedule:
Adventures on Earth & into Space February 8, 2020 photos
Adventures in Mathematics and Computer Science (January 25, 2020) photos
Marvelous Metals (October 12, 2019) photos
The Circles of Life (September 28, 2019) photos
Science Saturday is Out in the Field with BioBlitz (April 13, 2019)
Adventures in Mathematics & Computer Science (January 26, 2019) photos
Chemistry is Out of This World (October 27, 2018) photos
Mathematics & Computer Science 2018 photos
Fabulous Creatures and Where to Find Them (February 13, 2018) photos
Planetarium and Observatory Shows
Planetarium shows begin at 6:00, 7:00, 8:00 and 9:00 pm on Friday evenings and seating is limited to 47 per show. Families with children are welcome to attend the early show at 6:00 pm. Admission is strictly on a “first come, first served” basis: reservations for all shows presented on a given night will be taken beginning at 5:30 pm that evening in front of the planetarium. Advance reservations are not available.
Our shows are suitable for ages five and up. The planetarium is located in NH 3004 on the third floor of Nevins Hall. If weather permits, the rooftop Observatory will be open for public viewing after each show. For further information please contact the College of Science and Mathematics at (229) 333-5778.
Fall 2023 Shows:
September 15th Dances of Moon and Sun
October 27th Asteroid Pay Dirt
December 1st Season of Light
Spring 2024 Shows:
February 23rd Supernova 1987A
March 22nd What if Earth Had No Tilt?
April 26th From Earth to the Universe
For more information visit the Planetarium Website or contact the College of Science and Mathematics at (229) 333-5778.
A BioBlitz is a gathering of scientists and public participants who work together to identify as many species as possible over a 24 hour period.
For more information visit the BioBlitz Website