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.
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Fields trips generally run from 10am-12pm, but timing can be flexible by request.
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!
Model Organism Camp
June 24-28, 2019, 10am–3pm
Designed for students ages 12–14 years old
$400 for the week
The Buck Brain Camp
July 8-12, 2019, 10am–3pm
Designed for students ages 10–12 years old
$400 for the week
The Buck Research Immersion Program
July 15-26, 2019, 10am–3pm
For high school students entering grades 10-12
$800 for two weeks