Science & Nature Conference

When:  May 7, 2024

Where:  Southwest Minnesota State University, Marshall, MN

Time:  9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

For:  Grades K-8 (K-3 must have adult chaperone)

Cost:  $40 for students and $10 for adult chaperones

How do I register my child?  Print the registration form.  The 'classes' link above provides a list of the classes available for the day along with a description for each class.  Completed forms, along with payment, can be turned in to your child’s teacher at West Elementary.  

Additional information will be sent home for those attending the conference closer to the date. 

Please note that if you register online without going through MCC, the school does not receive any registration information on your child and you are responsible for getting your child to and from the event.

 Registration Deadline:    TUESDAY, APRIL 9, 2024


Additional Conference Details: The Science and Nature Conference provides students a unique opportunity to work with a variety of science related subjects. It is a fun and enriching opportunity to get students excited about science. With hands-on learning and demonstrations students will get to experience a variety of interesting science sessions from animals to chemistry to technology, engineering, power, physics, the body and much more. Science gives an investigative way to find answers to questions we have as kids, so let’s help our kids nurture their inner scientist. The Science & Nature Conference will provide inspiration for kids to develop skills needed to understand the world around them. These hands-on learning and demonstration sessions give students a chance to explore science in a way they may not have seen before.

Paper Pie will run a book fair all day.

Keynote Speaker: Jarod Luech, National Eagle Center

Meet a Live Eagle: Learn about eagle biology, ecology, natural history, and cultural connections in an engaging and entertaining presentation by one of our naturalist interpreters. Jarod Lueck has been with the National Eagle Center for over 6 years. He has been educating with Raptor Ambassadors for over 9 years. When Jarod is not educating people about eagles, he is enjoying fishing on the Mississippi River backwaters and spending his winters bowling on a couple’s league with his fellow eagle educator and wife. To learn more about The Nation Eagle Center go to

 If you have any questions, please contact Casey Gass at: or (507)760-4100 between 3-6:00 pm only or send a text.