Sponsored Programs


Beaird Family Foundation

Support for "Building Capacity of the North Louisiana STEM Alliance and STEM Computer Science at Huntington High School" thanks to the Beaird Family Foundation.


Queensborough Progressive Citizens

Provided Boe-Bots to Huntington High School, which went on with the help of Dr. Chester Wilson from Louisiana Tech University to win in the statewide Regional Autonomous Robotics Competition (RARC), a project of NICERC.


Bars without Barriers Prison Outreach

 This is a training program in which offenders in the Caddo Correctional Center’s Work Re-entry program are trained to engage their own children in hands-on STEM (science, technology, engineering and math). Offenders receive up to 12 contact hours of professional development training and 12 contact hours with their children to practice their techniques.  Originally supported by the Beaird Family Foundation; currently funded by the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS).


Watershed to the Red Environmental Education

Funding from the Louisiana Environmental Education Commission to hold a teacher Professional Development Workshop on watershed stewardship.


Shreveport-Bossier Mini Maker Faire

The fourth-annual Shreveport-Bossier Mini Maker Faire will be held on Saturday, September 7, 2019 at the Agricultural Building at the Louisiana State Fairgrounds, 3701 Hudson Avenue in Shreveport. The event is organized by a passionate team of professionals looking to enrich STEAM programming in North Louisiana, including members from NWLA Makerspace, Sci-Port, the North Louisiana STEM Alliance, Caddo Parish Parks & Recreation.

Children exploring mystery boxes.

GSK Science in the Summer


GSK Science in the Summer™ is a fun and free science education program sponsored by GSK, in partnership with The Franklin Institute. Sci-Port Discovery Center implements this curriculum with our Community Partners: Bossier BLAST, Plant a Seed in our Youth Foundation, Bernstein Development, Inc., VOA-Lighthouse, Boys and Girls Club - Salvation Army, Caddo Parish Homeless Education Enhancement Program, and the Boys and Girls Club of the Big Pines. 

Amber Hartzo working with youth at Bossier BLAST program.

Bossier BLAST featured in Education Week!

Education Week came out and interviewed and published a national  article on one of the Bossier Schools Summer Blast camps we did through GSK Science in the Summer so far  this summer!

Boys exploring the digestive system model using stockings and Chex cereal.


Since the national expansion of GSK Science in the Summer in 2015, Sci-Port has worked with 8 different Community Partners and served over 2,500  underprivileged  youth (grades 2nd - 6th), with another 400 youth signed up for the remainder of the summer. Every year, program themes alternate: chemistry, physical science, the Science of Sports, the Science of Space, and the Science of Me.

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