Marine Ecosystems and the Western Interior Seaway

In this discussion and activity, you’ll learn about the food webs in the western interior seaway, the different types of organisms—from corals to sharks to prehistoric sea creatures—and what they eat.

Code at Home with Technology and Innovation in Education

Learn the basics of computer science with a variety of self-paced lessons and activities. Code at Home is a collection of opportunities for children to get involved in coding. Be creative, collaborate and problem solve as you work through some fun coding activities with guided directions! 

 

Build a Dipper Clock with South Dakota Discovery Center

Explore the night sky and learn about how we can use constellations to tell the passage of time. By creating your own Dipper Clock, you can mark important events in your own life! 

 

You will need: 

  • Download & print the attached Starfinder sheet
  • Scissors

For the most interactive experience, join us in Gather.town on Saturday, July 10, from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. MDT! 

Explore the future DUNE caverns with Arup

In the next decade, crews will excavate 800,000 tons of rock to create the Long-Baseline Neutrino Facility that will house the Deep Underground Neutrino Experiment’s Far Detectors. But you don’t have to wait that long to explore these massive underground caverns! 

Explore Arup’s 3D model of the future DUNE caverns. Within this model, click and drag to investigate the space and listen to a narration explaining what you see.

Life in the background with LUX-ZEPLIN

Why do we go underground for neutrino and dark matter experiments? Visit the LUX-ZEPLIN dark matter collaboration for a picture game and a listening activity that demonstrate what “backgrounds” are and how physicists can “listen” for rare events deep underground.

Float your boat with STARBASE

Accept the “Float your boat” challenge and learn about density at home with only a few supplies! Participants will try to create a model boat of aluminum foil or clay to get their “penny passengers” safely across the water. 

You will need: