Education to inspire the next generation of scientists
Launching a lifetime love of science
Surrounded by some of the most innovative researchers in the world, children of all ages develop and enhance their enthusiasm for science just by being at the Buck. Our educational programs are carefully designed to offer stimulating and fun content for every age group and to leave students with a better and deeper understanding of biology and life sciences. At the Buck, we take our educational mission seriously and are committed to being an important resource for students and teachers in our community. We invite you to explore our available programs.
Model organism observations to identify structure and function of model organisms studied at the Buck Institute
DNA extraction to learn about DNA and genetics. Carbon Dioxide and Yeast exploration to learn about cellular respiration and the carbon cycle. Please inquire with specific requests on your field trip request form.
Stem cell simulation to learn about cell differentiation. Fruit fly aging experiment to develop skills with designing experiments. It is possible to design more specialized biology activities to align with classroom topics. Please inquire with specific requests on your field trip request form.
FIELD TRIP AND ONLINE CLASS SIGN UP
As the Buck does not expect to offer on-site field trips in the 2020-2021 school year, we are offering free online classes for your students. Please enter your information below and we will follow up with you on providing your students an engaging, educational online class.
Summer at the Buck offers local students the opportunity to experience science in an exciting, hands-on way! Each summer, the Buck offers summer camps for students ages 10 to 14 years old in our state-of-the-art 1,400-square-foot Learning Center. We also offer a two-week high school immersion program. Please click on the links to the right for more information on each course offering.
Scholarships are available based upon financial need. Scholarship forms can be downloaded from the registration page for each camp. Scholarship forms should be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org. Money should never be an obstacle to participate in a summer program at the Buck Institute!
Due to COVID, this summer we are offering exciting virtual options for ages 10-18. Registration is now open. Please click on the register button to the right to find out more about each program.