Young Scientist Roundtable offers students in grades K-12 an opportunity to hear about many different fields of science from the scientists themselves. Eden Prairie school district is one of a number of districts that participate in this program, and Eden Prairie students are welcome to attend YSR events, which are generally held on the first Tuesday of each month. There is no fee and no registration. Parents attend with their students. Most events are held at 7:00 p.m. at Wayzata Central Middle School (see Directions below), although periodically an event will be held elsewhere, such as Ridgedale Library, Eden Prairie High School, or Hopkins High School.
The speaker will talk about his/her field of science for about an hour, including a question-and-answer time at the end. From 8:10-8:40 p.m., the speaker will be available for a roundtable discussion with students. The roundtable is intended for teens in grades 6-12 to be able to discuss the topic (or related career questions) in more depth, but younger students with great interest in the subject are made welcome.
Young Scientist Roundtable is funded in large part with grants from the General Mills Foundation and the Vernon James Pick Foundation, with further support from FilmTec. Participating school districts make member contributions (Eden Prairie’s fee has been paid by EPCGT since 2002.)
The Speaker Schedule can be viewed at the YSR website.
Wayzata Central Middle School
305 Vicksburg Lane
Plymouth, MN 55447
From Eden Prairie, take 494 North to exit 20 for Carlson Pkwy. Turn left at Carlson Pkwy/Minnesota Ln N (signs for Carlson Pkwy), continue to follow Carlson Pkwy, Turn right at Gleason Lake Rd/Dr, Sharp right at Vicksburg Ln N. Signs in the building will direct you.