• S&N
    26th Annual Science & Nature Conference
    May 13, 2020


    Get your students exctied about science! Do you have students who are intrigued by technology, love to invent, build thing, are adventurous, fascinated by how things were created or are just curious about science and nature? Then you will not want them to miss the 26th Annual Science & Nature Conference. This is one of the largest and most popular science conferences for students in the country! A one-day event filled with fun, excitement and learning. Students will want to come back for more.

    This event is not only for the gifted and talented, it is open to all student in grades K-8 in the Upper Midwest.

Keynote Speaker

  • Mike Lynch, meteorologist
    Eagan, MN
    Photos taken by Mike Lynch
    Andromeda Galaxy   Hear Nebula   Helix Nebula

Conference Details

    Click Conference Brochure (on right side) for student session topics including appropriate grade levels, descriptions and presenters, also the Conference Guidelines and Cancellation Policy 
    HOW TO REGISTER: for parents and schools
    Registration options: register with your school or on your own as a parent.
    Select one contact person from each school building to collect registrations from students and chaperones.
    Parents can register as a family if they are not attending with their school.
    First create a SWWC Service Cooperative account or log into your existing account. You must select your school district or you will not show up on the registration list and my not be able to get back into your account.
    Each contact person registering students will have their own account.
    Parents can register and come on their own or register with their school, if their school is participating.
    Enter all students and adults attending under one contact person from each school building or parent home.
    If parents miss their schools deadline, they must then register on your own.
    Schools cannot allow parents to register their students with a personal account and expect to be listed with the school.
    If you need help or have questions when registering, see the simple step by step instructions under the "Registration" heading on the right side of this page; or contact Andrea at andrea.anderson@swwc.org or 507-537-2257.
    Cancellation requests must be received in writing (fax or email) by final registration deadline for a refund less a $10/student service charge
    After the final deadline, no refunds will be processed (Thanks for understanding!)
    If a participant is unable to attend, send someone in their place (same classes) and notify us of the change
    If you registered but do not attend, you are still responsible for payment
    Event Date: May 13, 2020
    Early Registration Deadline: March31, 2020
    $35/student and $10/adult
    Final Registration Deadline: April 7, 2020
    $40/student and $12/adult
    NO registrations will be accepted after midnight April 7
      8:00 -   9:00   Registration, Refreshments & Book Fair
      9:00 -   9:15   Welcome & Announcements
      9:15 -   9:45   Keynote Presentation
    10:00 - 11:00   Session I
    11:00 - 11:45   Lunch in RA & Book Sale in Commuter Lounge
    11:45 - 12:45   Session II
      1:00 -   2:00  Session III
    *Photos & media: By participating in this event you are giving SWWC permission to use any audio/video recordings and photographs that are taken during the event.

Learn more about the S&N Conference - Watch this video!

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