We are happy to report that the Ruth Patrick Science Education Center is open. We are taking care to follow best practices in addressing COVID-19 concerns. We are planning schedules for student programs throughout the 2020-21 academic year.

In recognition that schools might not be able to transport students to us, we are making alternative plans to engage students in our programs. We will contact teachers who submitted program requests as we are working on scheduling over the summer.

The Ruth Patrick Science Education Center is a cooperative effort between the University of South Carolina Aiken, business, industry, and schools in the Central Savannah River Area. Its programs challenge the present and inspire the future to effect systemic change in science and mathematics education. Its hands-on approach to teaching is designed to help people experience the beauty, the order, and the power of science and mathematics, as well as the interest and fun of discovery.

In order to promote lifelong learning and empower individuals to make informed decisions, the Ruth Patrick Science Education Center uses innovative methods to influence the quality of science and mathematics education, models effective instruction, and enhances students' and teachers' knowledge.

Reservation Request for 2020-2021

RPSEC Reservation Request Form

The deadline for 2020-2021 reservations is June 5, 2020 at 5pm. We will still be accepting registration forms after this date but they will be placed on a waiting list.

Programs for South Carolina Schools

South Carolina Field Trip Directory

SC Calendar of Program Offerings

Select Grade Level Directories Below

Kindergarten 5th Grade
1st Grade 6th Grade
2nd Grade 7th Grade
3rd Grade 8th Grade
4th Grade High School

Programs for Georgia Schools

Georgia Field Trip Directory

GA Calendar of Program Offerings

Select Grade Level Directories Below

Kindergarten 5th Grade
1st Grade 6th Grade
2nd Grade 7th Grade
3rd Grade 8th Grade
4th Grade High School

Programs for Home Schools

Home School Mondays (K-8)

Family Science Days

Summer Offerings

Summer Programs

Questions?

Please direct inquiries to:

Ruth Patrick Science Education Center
c/o Student Programs
USC Aiken, Box 3, 471 University Parkway, Aiken, SC 29801
(803) 641-3313 from Augusta 278-1967 Ext. 3313

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