Bossier City Police Department presents to students at Sci-Port’s Science Academy
Published Tuesday, February 16, 2016 6:00 am
by Claire Floyd


Founded in 1999, Science Academy is a seven-week course offered annually for local students, grades K-6, who show special interest in science. Participants are selected not only by teacher recommendations, but also for their above-average grades and test scores in science and math. Typically, students begin Science Academy in kindergarten and participate all the way through the fifth or sixth grade. 

During this year’s Science Academy, participants from J.S. Clark, Werner Park, Caddo Heights, Shreve Island, and Oil City elementary schools are exploring the various facets of STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art and math) from week to week. While studying each letter associated with STEAM, students are engaged by presentations and hands-on activities designed to encourage exploration and question-asking.

On Wednesday, February 10, the Bossier City Police Department presented to Science Academy students on the use of K9’s and robotics in their various lines of work. Students had the opportunity to interact with the officers and ask questions pertaining to the use of technology in the field of law enforcement.

This year’s Science Academy is generously sponsored by Shreveport Medical Society Alliance.



About Sci-Port Discovery Center

Sci-Port Discovery Center is a 92,000 square-foot science education and entertainment center featuring 290 hands-on exhibits, 70 interactive programs and demonstrations, a Space Center and the Space Dome Planetarium, IMAX® Dome Theatre, gift shop and café. Accolades include Best Science Attraction for Kids in Louisiana, Attraction of the Year in Louisiana, and one of Parents magazine top ten science centers in the nation. Sci-Port is a member of the Association of Science-Technology Centers and the LA Space Consortium. The Center is located at 820 Clyde Fant Parkway on the downtown Shreveport Riverfront. For information regarding hours, IMAX® showings or special programs, call (318) 424-3466, toll free at (877) 724-7678 or visit

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Sci-Port Discovery Center
820 Clyde Fant Parkway
Shreveport, Louisiana 71101


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