Education to inspire the next generation of scientists

The Buck offers specially designed programs for elementary school through high school students, all geared toward introducing young minds to the newest ideas and discoveries.

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.

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and concerns about the delta variant, the Buck is not currently hosting field trips. Please enter your class information to get updated when we are once again able to host students on our campus. We can't wait to see you here!

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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 geroscience research. With up to 20 research mentors participating, students have the opportunity to explore research involving the aging process and aging-related disease. Through these mentorships, students develop the skills and background necessary to pursue scientific research. Students are encouraged to visit Buck Institute faculty websites to read about the research being conducted at the Buck and to indicate an area of interest when applying for the program. Learn more and apply.

STEAM Engine

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.

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Contact for more information

We are here to answer your questions and to help find the best program for your students.

Chloe Caviness

Senior Communications Manager

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