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Science Days


RU students (now graduates) Catherine Romano and David Szynal worked as guides for visiting Science Day groups.

The Radford University Science Alliance is a group of RU faculty and students that hosts K-12 school groups here at Radford University for a "Science Day." These are day-long field trips full of science activities for your students. Joining the RU Planetarium in the Science Alliance are the Physics Department, the Geology Department's Museum of the Earth Sciences, the Biology Department's Greenhouse, and the Chemistry Department.

All of these presentations are presented at the level of the visiting grade levels. Thus we host groups of similar grade levels. For example, it would be perfectly fine to have a mixture of 7th and 8th graders, but we don't schedule a mixture of e.g. grades 1-6 on the same day.

For more information about our Science Days, or to schedule your group for a Science Day visit, please contact Dr. Rhett Herman at (540) 831-5441 (office phone), (540) 831-5652 (Department office), or by email at rherman@radford.edu.

Note: Due to the popularity of this program, Science Day visits typically book a year or more in advance. We will be able to increase our capacity to host these visits after our new Center for the Sciences building opens in the fall of 2015. Please be sure to plan ahead, and be patient with us as we grow.