The LSU College of Science invites children in kindergarten through third grade to explore the worlds of math and science through an exciting science story time adventure led by some of the university’s top scientists and mathematicians. Each story time is followed by a fun, hands-on activity that allows the young scientists to feed their curiosity and take an even deeper dive into a math and science discovery.
Geaux Science Explorations Story Time is free and open to the public.
Geaux Science Explorations Virtual STEM Story Time: Space Edition
Saturday, December 11 | 10:30 - 11:45 a.m.
Registration for this event has closed.
Meet the activity leaders
Tabetha (Tabby) Boyajian is an assistant professor in the LSU Department of Physics and Astronomy. Dr. Boyajian's research in astronomy focuses on the fundamental properties of stars, including their diameters, temperatures, age, activity, and more. She even has a star named after her called Tabby's Star! She will be reading "Mae Among the Stars" by Roda Ahmed.
Planetary scientist and astrophotographer
Connor Matherne is an LSU Department of Geology and Geophysics alum who worked on determining the Mars Rover Perseverance's landing site as well as a suspected meteor impact crater near Baton Rouge. Connor is also an accomplished astrophotographer! His pictures have been published in countless books, magazines, and websites as well as used in research publications across the globe. He will be reading "Nova the Star Eater" by Lindsay Leslie.
We also have an exciting hands-on learning experience led by Dr. Alecia Gabriel, an
LSU chemistry PhD graduate. Dr. Gabriel is co-founder and director of curriculum development
for Motor City S.T.E.A.M., a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering,
Art, and Mathematics)-related educational programs and opportunities for minority
and underprivileged students, and The Lab Drawer, an Ed-Tech monthly subscription box of cross-functional learning experiences for
Each participant will receive a Lab Drawer created just for our Geaux Science explorers, and Dr. Gabriel will be your guide for this exciting activity.
"The looks on the kids faces are priceless. My daughter's excitement and curiosity will keep us coming back."
"I appreciate any and all opportunities for kids to connect with researchers and make science more accessible."
"Thank you so much for hosting these events for our children of the future. I hope they grow up to be like you."
2020 STEM Story Times
This event and these photos were taken before the COVID-19 pandemic.
Thank you to our photographers: Kenneth Wilks, John Oubre, Valerie D. Stampley, and Jessica M. Brits.
This event is part of the Geaux Science Explorations series of outreach events sponsored by the LSU College of Science.