Celebrating 10 Years of SENSEsational Science

SENSEsational Science

June 4-15, 2018

Professional development for teaching science, even if you don’t teach science.

Spend your summer getting paid to visit some of the most exciting attractions and nature areas in Tulsa! You will make friends with fellow teachers excited to learn new ways to engage students in STEAM while meeting academic standards.
The best part: you do not need to be a science teacher to attend! Actually, we encourage teachers from all content areas to apply. This workshop focuses on building community relationships while encouraging STEAM in the classroom.


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Discover science through phenomena.
Teach science through curriculum standards.

Both workshops run weekdays from 9:00 am – 4:00 pm. Lunches are provided for all participants.

  • Teachers look at animal bones
  • Teachers explore a prairie
  • Teachers hike through Redbud Valley


  • By the end of the workshop, all teachers must develop a lesson plan they can implement the following school year.
  • All teachers must participate in 2 Saturday follow-up programs. (Information regarding follow up days will be distributed on the first day of the workshop.)
  • Each teacher will work towards a common goal of developing and distributing applications for their students to extend lessons and integrate science, math and reading.
  • There will be outdoor sessions and moderate physical activity, including walking on uneven terrain.

Submission of an application does not guarantee a spot in the workshop. You will be notified of acceptance by mail.


SENSEsational Science teacher slides down duct tape bridge

To participate you must:

  • Hold a current Oklahoma Teaching Certification
  • Teach at the elementary or middle school level
  • Submit completed application by March 1, 2017
  • Be able to attend all classes at all sites
  • Be responsible for your transportation to and from all workshop locations 

Upon completion, teachers will receive:

  • Stipend upon completion of workshop deliverables
  • Personal iPad Mini for classroom use plus training on how to use it
  • The opportunity to build lasting relationships with community partners

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