Gopher STEAM

Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math

Inspiring and Learning

About us: We are a small education and entertainment company located in Woodbury, Minnesota that specializes in STEAM activities and presentations. (STEAM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math)

I have been involved in science education for nearly 28 years. I started by startling unsuspecting high school students with hydrogen balloons with the chemistry society, Alpha Chi Sigma at Kansas State University. I continued to do science outreach during grad school at the University of Minnesota. After graduate school I decided to continue with science education and took a position as Operations Director at Mad Science of MN. For the next 15 years I had a blast developing and presenting shows, workshops, activity booths, summer camps and even birthday parties. I have spent the last decade or so teaching science in the classroom, coaching FIRST Robotics and involving my students in my STEM outreach programs in our community.

What we can do for you: We can provide a variety of interactive science presentations and events where kids can experience the wonder of discovery first hand.

Science shows: Our interactive shows are perfect for all ages and for groups of 20 to several hundred. They are perfect for schools wanting to get their students excited for their STEM fair. As a scout leader, Cub Scout Pack meetings are my favorite and we do provide a discount to ANY scouting organization. An interactive show is ideal for library summer programs. We currently offer two shows, Science is Magic and Crazy Colin's Air Show. We have two more shows based on chemistry and physics in the works. We also can customize shows to be flame free for libraries and other venues that require it. If you want to extend the learning, add on one of our hands-on activity tables below.

Activity tables: Activity tables provide a short and fun hands-on STEAM experience. Many of our tables involve kids making something that they take home to continue exploring and learning. Add an activity table at the end of one of our interactive shows or schedule several for your STEM fair. Activity tables include, slime, putty, catapults, parachutes, wind tube, robots, ultraviolet beads and more.

Birthday Parties: With a couple tweaks our Science is Magic becomes a fantastic birthday party. Birthday parties include a 30 to 40 minute presentation and every party person will get to take home a make-&-take activity.

STEAM Classes: I have several hands on STEAM classes at the moment including, Build-a-Bot (LEGO robotics), Rocket Launch, Big Bubbles, Dino Dig and Bug Me. Many of our classes work at the preschool and school age level. The rocket and robot workshops work for middle school as well. I am always working on my next class so ask about what is new.

Summer Camps: Summer camps are my favorite! This summer we will be booking camps on robotics and model rocketry.

To bring some STEAM to your home, library or school please email me at

You can call me at ‪(651) 300-9592‬.

I am often out teaching STEAM stuff so if you don't get through leave me a message and I'll call you back ASAP.