IMG_3533Kevin Schlosser

aka Professor “K” Potassium



Nutty Scientists of Southeast Michigan is led by our Lead Nutty Scientist Kevin Schlosser (“Professor Potassium” or “Professor K” for short).  Kevin has a Masters D0228151339egree in Organic Chemistry from University of Virginia and 14 years of experience as a research chemist in the pharmaceutical industry.  During that time, he worked with area schools conducting science demos for local students.  Those experiences motivated Kevin to start Nutty Scientists here in Michigan in order to inspire the next generation by making science and learning fun and exciting.

Ana Samaniego

aka Professor Pollen

Assistant Director


Professor Pollen studied Environmental Science at Eastern Michigan University. She spent a short time working in ecological restoration protecting native wildlife and aims to teach the importance of maintaining Michigan’s wildlife in many of her lessons. Spreading the joys our planet has to offer us and introducing concepts of sustainability with the younger generation is one of her main goals. She likes to teach outdoors as often as possible! She loves animals, gardening, beekeeping, and chasing chickens.


Maddie Danner

aka Professor Mangrove

Operations Manager


Professor Mangrove is an Environmental Scientist who loves to be goofy and explore the world around her. Having worked with kids since the age of 16, she feels at home educating others and inspiring them to take a closer look to discover something new. When she isn’t in the classroom or creating a new lesson, Professor Mangrove spends her spare time hiking with her dog Tucker or doing chemistry (baking!) in her kitchen.


 Our “Nutty” Scientists are seriously qualified.

At Nutty Scientists® Southeast Michigan we take great care in selecting our program instructors (who play the part of our Nutty Scientists). These instructors have all completed an intense training program that walked them through each and every detail of our methodology and scientific programs.

Safety first, fun second.

We may be known for our wacky presentations, but we can assure you that the perceived chaos is 100 percent controlled. Our instructors are trained to orchestrate detailed experiments as integral parts of their presentation. What’s more, they know how to work with children, keeping their safety at the forefront.

We never overlook the responsibility that goes along with bringing our instructors into schools and other community meeting areas. From set up to clean up, our instructors are cognizant of every detail.

The only thing you and your kids need to think about is how amazing it is to be entertained and educated at the same time!IMG_3533