Science Fair Mentoring Project at Austin Elementary Schools

This program is proud to work with students at Neveln, Southgate and Banfield Elementary Schools in Austin. Students who participate in the program at these schools:

  • Work in pairs with a mentor to complete a science fair project. Mentors complete an orientation and must pass a background check with Austin Public Schools. Mentors are volunteers from the community and include educators, scientists, and Riverland students.

  • Select their project from a list of tested experiments and complete all work on their project at the school.

  • Are provided with all of the supplies necessary to complete their project at no cost to the family.

  • Have the opportunity to build positive relationships with adults in the community.

You can access a list of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about this portion of the project at the links below:

Neveln Elementary School

This program is open to all 3rd and 4th grade students at Neveln Elementary School.  This program starts in November and runs until the science fair (end of February). Registration forms to participate at Neveln are typically due at the end of October. These forms are sent home with students 2-3 weeks before they are due.

Banfield Elementary School

This program is currently open to two of the fourth-grade classrooms at Banfield Elementary School. Students will complete their science fair experiments at the school with teacher guidance and the assistance of other classroom staff and community volunteers.  All supplies for these programs are provided by the Science Fair Mentoring Project. We hope to eventually be able to offer this program to all 3rd and 4th grade students at Banfield.

SOUTHGATE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

This program is currently open to students in the fourth-grade classrooms at Southgate Elementary School. Students will complete their science fair experiments at the school with teacher guidance and the assistance of other classroom staff and community volunteers.  All supplies for these programs are provided by the Science Fair Mentoring Project. We hope to eventually be able to offer this program to all 3rd and 4th grade students at Southgate.