Cultivating a passion for inquiry: That’s our scientific method
We want everyone, at every age, to be as excited about science as we are.
The Buck is a place for education
Our mission includes training the next generation of aging-science researchers and sharing our science with the community. Our educational opportunities include programs for graduate students as well as community education programs for K–12 students, teachers, and adults.
Education to inspire the next generation of scientists
Field trips to the Buck are designed to show students what a research institute is like, and to have fun doing science! Field trips are available for K-12 classes, scout troops, and homeschool groups.
Each summer, the Buck offers summer camps for students aged 9-14 years old in our state-of-the-art 1,400 square foot Learning Center, as well as the 2-week High School Immersion Program.
High School Summer Scholars
Each summer the Buck Institute for Research on Aging provides a seven-week research internship to prepare local high school students for careers in biomedical and Geoscience research.
STEAM Engine is a grant-funded teacher education program that utilizes the expertise of Buck scientists to prepare teachers for the Next Generation Science Standards. The program is a collaboration with the Marin County Office of Education aimed at developing curricular materials for use in classrooms throughout Marin County and beyond. More information coming soon.
Never stop learning
Keeping adults up to date on our research is a priority for the Buck. We offer regular opportunities for older adults and other members of the community to connect with us and learn about how our research can help them live better longer. More information coming soon.