Science Posse Fellows are also graduate students who are taking classes, doing research or both. To accommodate this, Fellows have a quota of days they can travel or do presentations in Laramie. Once their schedules are filled up, we will stop accepting requests.
1. Explore all the Science Posse's offerings, and select the one that best meets your needs. Please be aware of the travel constraints due to our limited budget this year.
We can travel to classrooms and programs within 150 miles of Laramie.
If you are outside that radius, please consider a Virtual Science Posse visit using Blackboard Collaborate or Skype.
On-Campus Lab Tours~ 45-60 minutes, 15 students per tour group, maximum of 75 students total. (We can schedule multiple sessions to accommodate larger groups.)
Research/Career Talks~ 15 to 35 minutes, 15-30 students per group. (We can send multiple Fellows to accommodate larger groups.)
Specialized Lessons~ Length to be determined, group size 15-30, depending on your class numbers. (Please do not combine multiple classes if the total exceeds the maximum listed.)
Mini-Lessons~ 20-25 minutes, 15 students per group. (We can send multiple Fellows to accommodate larger groups.)
Science Fair Consultations~ Length to be determined, group size 15-30, depending on your class numbers. Please consider following up with Virtual Science Posse visits to allow our Fellows to provide individual and small group mentoring.
3. Check the Science Posse Calendar for dates the Fellows are available.
Please make your request at least two weeks prior to the Science Posse meeting before your requested date. (Requests placed after 5:00 pm on Tuesdays will not be placed on the agenda for the next day's scheduling meeting.)
If possible, provide several dates to allow us the best chance of fulfilling your request.
4. Be aware of our Winter Weather Travel policy.
The safety of Science Posse members is paramount. If weather conditions make travel hazardous, the Science Posse reserves the right to cancel the visit.
If the travel conditions are in question, a decision will be made and you will be notified by 3:00 pm the day before our visit. In light of this, please have a backup plan for your class or group.
Once the decision is made, it is final, even if the weather clears up by morning.
Please remember that conditions in Laramie can be far worse than in the rest of the state.
If we are forced to cancel due to weather, we will make every attempt to reschedule your event.
5. Once you submit your request, you will immediately receive an email with directions on confirming it.
Your request CANNOT be acted on until we receive your confirmation email.
Once you have confirmed your request, it will be placed on the agenda at our next meeting. (We meet every Wednesday. Please have your request in by 5:00 pm the day before the meeting to have it included on the agenda.)
While we will attempt to fill every requested date, those that give us at least two weeks after our meeting have the best chance of being fulfilled.
After the meeting, we will contact you about the status of your request.
Problems with the request form?
Didn't receive the confirmation email?