Expedition: Bio – A Summer Science Program for Middle School Students
Inquisitive by nature? Fascinated by living things and how they work? Then join Science from Scientists and Whitehead Institute this summer at Expedition: Bio, where curiosity meets real world science, and no question is off-limits.
Science from Scientists is excited to partner with Whitehead Institute to bring you this week-long exploration into the amazing biology that thrives in the world around us.
Through immersion in hands-on activities taking students both inside and outside the classroom, laboratory demonstrations, and discussions with scientists, rising 7th and 8th grade middle school students will learn how methods from the fields of ecology, genetics, and chemistry are being used to answer some of the most challenging questions in the life sciences today—and have an awful lot of fun doing it!
Program Schedule Each session will cover the same content, so students should only apply for one session.
Session I: Monday, July 10–*Friday, July 14, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m
Session II: Monday, August 7–*Friday, August 11 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m
Session III: Monday, August 14-*Friday, August 18 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m
(*Friday sessions will end by 1:00 pm)
Location: Whitehead Institute, 455 Main Street, Cambridge, Massachusetts.
Apply: A limited number of full-tuition scholarships in the amount of $650 per seat have been made available through generous support from the Amgen Foundation and Sanofi Genzyme for students who demonstrate financial need. To apply visit: https://nematode.wi.mit.edu/expedition/scholarship
Parental Consent: A signed parental consent form is required to complete registration.
What’s provided: Morning snack and lunch, professional science instructors, a professionally designed curriculum, field trip fees, and all lab materials necessary for a fun, educational, and memorable experience.
For more information contact Amy Tremblay at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit our FAQ page at http://wi.mit.edu/programs/expeditionbio/faqs
*For a full program summary visit http://wi.mit.edu/programs/expeditionbio
Science from Scientists, founded in 2004, is a 501c3 focused on providing hands-on science modules taught by real scientists to over 5,000 students annually. We develop and deliver lessons to 4th – 8th graders during in-school time, ensuring all students are able to experience the joys of scientific discovery.
Whitehead Institute is a world-renowned non-profit research institution dedicated to improving human health through basic biomedical research. By cultivating a deeply collaborative culture and enabling the pursuit of bold, creative inquiry, Whitehead fosters paradigm-shifting scientific achievement.