Sanford Lab’s commitment to education goes back to its earliest years when the State of South Dakota and philanthropist T. Denny Sanford teamed up to develop their vision for an education program that would inspire K-12 students across the state. Since 2008, thousands of students have been reached. With the development and introduction in 2015 of several assembly programs and curriculum units, the numbers have grown dramatically. These programs get students excited about STEM and provide additional teaching tools to science educators.
Education and Outreach
K-12 STEM education
Based on South Dakota's science standards, our education specialists work to create and advance innovative educational programming at the local, state and national levels.