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.
A collaboration of Buck science and the Marin County Office of Education, this program develops curricula materials to prepare teachers for the Next Generation Science Standards.
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.
We are excited to launch our very first Lifelong Learning course on the Biology of Aging, beginning March 14, 2019. This 6 week course is intended for a non-scientific audience to get the inside scoop on the exciting science going on at the Buck and in labs across the world. We will meet weekly in the Learning Center for lectures and discussions with experts from across the institute.