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Signature Programs

Science Adventure Series

The science department at St. Andrew’s Episcopal School is proud to present a new signature program for students and for all individuals in the greater Jackson community.
Known as the Science Adventure Series, this program will create unique educational opportunities that promote scientific literacy and engagement across multiple fields of science throughout the year.

These high-quality informal educational programs will occur throughout the year through a series of children-only events, family-friendly events, and adults-only events. 

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  • Nights at McRae

    Have a child that’s interested in the sciences? Sign them up for one of our Nights at McRae events where students will spend the night at the McRae Science Center at St. Andrew’s Episcopal School and learn about a host of scientific fields in a unique theme.
  • Sip and Science

    Are you ever curious about how science connects to your everyday life? Join us for a Sip & Science event in the spring of 2023 and engage with scientists about subjects such as mixology and the chemistry of cooking through labs and interactive lessons. Attendees must be 21 years of age.
  • Family Events

    Want to find an event that the whole family can attend? Our Science Adventure Series will host events like Saturday morning nature events or our first SA Spooktacular Halloween event in October of 2023.

Upcoming Events

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  • Nights at McRae: North Pole Ecology — December 9-10, 2022

    This event is now full. Please check back in early January for our calendar release for events in the upcoming semester.

    Ever wonder how those reindeer survive in some of the coldest habitats on the planet? This “Nights at McRae” will focus on the incredible adaptations that various plants and animals have to survive in the arctic and antarctic environments. Students will learn about thermoregulation through several fun labs and activities, discuss ways in which animals adapt in both terrestrial and aquatic habitats, learn what makes the tundra and boreal forests so unique, collaborate with their fellow scientists, and play a few games to wrap up the evening. We’ll end the night with snacks while watching a movie to wind down and sleep in the lobby of the McRae Science Center. Dinner, snacks, and breakfast the following morning are included with the price of your registration.
 

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  • Photo of Marks McWhorter

    Marks McWhorter 06

    Upper School Science Teacher, Science Department Chair, and Bower INSTAR Research Leader
    (601) 853-6032
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    Gracie Bellnap 

    Upper School Science Teacher
    (601) 853-6032
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