The Flint Hills Resources Genius Station provides an opportunity to engage with professional science educators to answer scientific problems, get support with homework or science fair projects, or experience the sheer joy of geeking out about a topic of interest. With an extensive repertoire of teaching tools, experiments, and demonstrations, the Geeks will pique your interest with exhilarating experiences that take learning to the next level. Science is about discovery—geek out with us and discover the genius in you!
Genius Station is staffed by a rotating team of “Geeks,” including:
Genius Station Geeks have incredibly diverse backgrounds, special interests, and unique experiences in both formal and informal education. Contact us for advice on creative ways to introduce a particular concept in your classroom, or help in creating extension opportunities that give your students access to science beyond the classroom. We are here to help in any way we can!
“The Geeks go out on the floor and talk to the kids and ask them open-ended questions. If a kid looks curious but shy, the staff will ask him or her to help with the demo. Their passion for science really comes through in their interaction with kids—it shows.”
Why does it require more energy to travel to space from Earth’s surface than from Neptune’s? How can a gecko run on top of water? Geeks are ready to help you learn more!
Let our Geeks recommend at-home experiments and digital learning tools, or suggest exciting challenges to get the whole family involved in practicing science.
Partner with a Geek to complete an experiment or study a topic in detail over the course of several visits. Let us know what your interested in so that we prepare for your next visit!