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Engaging & Fun Science

NUTS ABOUT SCIENCE (NAS) offers science enrichment activities presented by teachers who love Science. Our STEM lessons align with Michigan Science Standards and NGSS. Through hands-on experiences we bring the joy of science to young minds and instill a love of learning that will last a lifetime.​​​​​​

Our Mission

We give students the opportunity to explore the world around them in a safe, fun and educational environment through a variety of science programs.

After School Science​

Our After-School Science Enrichment program begins at the end of September and continues throughout the school year ending in June. Our after-school classes meet at your location for approximately 1.25 hours. Click on Learn More to visit the After School Science page.

STEAM Camp​

Get ready to have tons of fun while creating amazing science & art projects in this camp! We’ll create slime art, design a sharpie pen t-shirt, assemble a color changing bead necklace, create a crystal ornament, build, decorate and launch a rocket and much more! Space is limited to 12 students. Sign up now!

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Scout Groups, Parties & Special Events​

Are you looking for science enrichment for your event? We offer many science presentations for people of all ages! Our scientists come to your location, bring all the amazingly fun science experiments, and clean up so well you will never know they were there!

In-School Science Adventure

Teachers, would you like to add more hands-on Science to your current curriculum? Our grade specific science adventures can help you do just that. In-School Science Adventures are aligned with Michigan Next Generation Science Standards, STEM focused and will spark a love of science in your students!

What We're All About

Our Story

NUTS ABOUT SCIENCE began in 2006 as a 5th grade fundraiser for Silver Springs Elementary school where Jennifer Price’s daughter was attending.  Since then, Nuts About Science has grown to four instructors serving many schools and organizations.

High Standards

Working with NGSS, Michigan Science Standards, we have designed STEAM activities and presentations that meet the educational needs of your students. Each activity is taught with an emphasis on hands-on experiences and is aligned with Grade Level Content.

Nuts About Science instructors are trained to teach all of the classes we offer and have a background in teaching Elementary or Secondary Science. All of our teachers are either current or former educators.

Our Instructors

Jennifer Price

Owner/Instructor

Jennifer created Nuts About Science in 2006 as a fundraiser for her daughter’s fifth grade graduation party. Since then Nuts About Science has grown to ten schools in Ann Arbor, Northville & Livonia. Jennifer received a B. S. in Aquatic Ecology from the University of Michigan and her teaching certificate from Eastern Michigan University. She loves to share her passion for science, especially environmental science, to students of all ages.

Elizabeth Nitz

Instructor

Elizabeth has been teaching with Nuts About Science since 2012. She earned a B. S. degree in Psychology from Michigan State and a Teaching Certificate from Eastern Michigan University. She has two daughters and along with her husband enjoy performing many at home science experiments. In her spare time Elizabeth loves to apply her knowledge of behavioral psychology by training her octopus and fish.

Michele Gradinscak

Instructor

Michele joined Nuts About Science in 2013 and has been a wonderful addition. She earned a Bachelor’s degree from Michigan State University and has one beautiful daughter. Michele also teaches at the Detroit Science Center and loves to develop new and creative experiments.

Wendy Curtis

Instructor

Wendy joined Nuts About Science in the Fall of 2023. She has been an educator for more than 20 years in the Livonia Public School district. Wendy is loved by her students and enjoys seeing her students faces light up when they are enjoying science!

We're Nuts About Science!

Nuts About Science is looking for teacher scientists to join our team! Do you love teaching science? We are looking for teacher scientists to teach our hands-on science programs in elementary schools in Northville, Livonia and surrounding area. This position plays a key role in the Nuts About Science organization by interacting directly with elementary school employees, parents and children while representing Nuts About Science in a positive and professional manner. Hours are 3:00-5:30 pm, 2-4 days a week. Pay is $60 per class plus mileage over 20 miles roundtrip.