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.
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.
Look out! A mad scientist named Dr. Bio Hazard was using radioactive uranium inappropriately, but luckily mascot Andy reclaimed and buried it somewhere on campus, for our safety. Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to use clues left behind by Andy to find the uranium before Dr. Hazard can! We are recruiting 4th-6th grade students to help complete a series of engineering, chemistry, physics, and other science-related tasks in order to “stop the mad scientist.” This escape room adventure will be an overnight event held in the McRae Science Center, hosted by the St. Andrew’s science department.
Ever wonder why people choose certain wines to pair with dinner or what actually happened to that egg when it was poached? This event, for individuals 21 and over, will give adults the chance to see how chemistry is integrated into everything we cook, and how our individualized sense of taste can create diverse culinary perceptions.
Hosted in the lobby of the McRae Science Center, we’ll spend the evening socializing with appetizers and alcoholic and nonalcoholic beverages, while sampling and noticing the unique chemical properties of food and drinks. As we move through the evening, we’ll pause for brief sessions to discuss concepts such as functional groups associated with organic compounds that create acidic or sweet tastes, how our individualized genetics differentiate our own sense of taste, and spend time understanding flavor at the molecular level and the types of chemical reactions often seen in baking. We will end the evening with a few activities that may change your own perception of taste.
Please note that the price of admission covers the cost of all food and beverages for the evening, and that registration by the day before (March 29th) is needed. REGISTER HERE! Must be 21 or over.
Join us for our final Nights at McRae for the spring semester as we spend the evening learning about all things nocturnal. This event, available for students in 4th-6th grade, will focus on constellations and how celestial events can shape plant, animal, and fungal behavior. Students will see how animals like birds and salamanders use the moon and stars during migration, how tide cycles create incredible changes in terrestrial and aquatic biomes, discuss how some organisms have amazing adaptations to stay alive in a nocturnal environment, and much more! This will be an overnight event held in the McRae Science Center, hosted by the St. Andrew’s science department.
St. Andrew's is the only school in Mississippi to have been granted membership in Global Online Academy, a consortium of leading independent schools from around the world that provides online courses which go beyond the confines of the traditional school curriculum.
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