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We Make Science Fun!

Through hands-on experiences we will bring the joy of science to young minds and instill a love of learning that will last a lifetime.​​​​​​

Nuts About Science

Engaging & Fun Science

NUTS ABOUT SCIENCE (NAS) offers science enrichment activities taught by professionally trained teachers who love Science. STEM lessons align with Michigan Standards for Science and NGSS.

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 goes throughout the school year ending in May. We have four fun and engaging uniquely themed sessions consisting of seven weeks of classes scheduled for this school year. Our after-school classes meet at your location for approximately 1 hour either during or after school.

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! Tuition is $195 per student. Space is limited to 12 students. Sign up now!

Parties & Special Events​

Are you looking for educational entertainment for your scout group, STEAM Night, or work event? We offer many science presentations for people of all ages! Our party 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, we have grown to four instructors serving many schools and organizations.

High Standards

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

Nuts About Science instructors are professionally trained to teach all of the classes we offer. They also 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 Excel Enrichment II LLC in 2006 as a fundraiser for her daughters’ fifth grade end of the year party. Since then, the name has changed to Nuts About Science and has grown to thirteen schools in Michigan. Jennifer received a B. S. in Aquatic Ecology from the University of Michigan in 1995 and her teaching certificate in 2005 from Eastern Michigan University. She loves to share her passion for science, especially environmental science, to students of all ages.

Elizabeth Nitz

Instructor

Elizabeth began teaching with Nuts About Science in 2012 and has become the backbone of Nuts About Science. Elizabeth earned a B. S. degree in Psychology from Michigan State in 1993 and a Teaching Certificate in 1998 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.

Bill Lietz

Instructor

Bill joined Nuts About Science in 2019 after retiring from the Livonia Public School District after teaching there for many years. Bill earned a B.S. and M.S. from Wayne State University. Bill is loved by his students, parents and colleagues.

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 $50 per class plus mileage over 20 miles roundtrip.