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Fermilab Friends for Science Education supports innovative science education programs at Fermilab. Its mission is to:

  • Enhance the quality of precollege science education in public and private schools.
  • Encourage young people to pursue careers in science and engineering.
  • Promote a broader public awareness and understanding of science.



February 8, 2015 – Family Open House

April 22, 2015 – STEM Career Expo

May 19, 2015 – FFSE Annual Program and Meeting

June 14, 2015 – Outdoor Family Fair


FAMILY OPEN HOUSE Join us for an afternoon of science FUN! FREE!

February 8, 2015, 1:00 – 5:00 PM -

The Open House is most appropriate for accompanied children in grades 3 and up and is co-supported by Fermilab Friends for Science Education and the Education Office. Tours to DZero/Tevatron and Muon g-2. See the website for age restrictions and a registration link. Hear Dr. Brian Nord’s presentation, Nights of Future Past: A journey through cosmic structure, large and small. More than six groups of high school science students proposed, built and will facilitate science activities with younger students and the public.



Online applications close March 1, 2015. Recipients will be notified by March 31, 2015. Remind your colleagues and friends about these opportunities! Family Science Adventure scholarships can be a great opportunity for young scientists who may not have the means to enjoy enrichment classes in science. Scholarships include:

  • Teacher Workshops
  • Field Trip Bus Reimbursement
  • Family Science Adventures


FFSE Member Profile - Dr. Brian D. Nord -

Meet Fermilab Friends for Science Education member, Dr. Brian D. Nord, a postdoctoral research assistant at Fermilab. Meet Brian at the Family Open House and read more about this fascinating young scientist. Learn how Brian uses a non-traditional approach to science education using The Colbert Report format to convey information about the Dark Energy Survey. Follow the path of a budding scientist from Milwaukee to Chile’s glorious summer sky. Brian, thank you for your membership in FFSE!



Visit the Education Office website at Check out Quick Links to Programs and Teacher Workshops, including the Summer Institutes. Use the Educators tab or follow the links to options.

Teachers, plan your summer now to include Fermilab Education Office workshops for K-8 teachers and summer institutes for high school teachers.


Winter/Spring Science Adventures -
Winter doldrums? “Mom, Dad, there’s NOTHING to do?” Science Adventures may fill one of those dreary Saturdays. These informal classes for students in grades PreK–8 continue on Saturday throughout the school year. Follow the Science Adventures link for a listing of current classes.

Learning about Science Adventures is easier than ever! Classes may be sorted by audience and grade level. Easy! The options and navigation ease will amaze you!

Teachers, are you interested in being a Science Adventures instructor? Contact Susan Dahl,



March 15, 2015, 12:00 PM -

A fast-paced series of demonstrations on chemical and physical phenomena that will involve you and your young scientists mentally and at times, physically! Each family with at least one child will receive a kit of materials that will enable them to continue their science explorations at home or in the classroom.



Check the Fermilab website regularly for breaking news and community events.


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