06/24

Model Organism Camp

Camp Registration

Designed for students ages 12–14 years old

Did you know the Buck is absolutely crawling with MILLIONS of worms and flies? And that we’re proud of it? Model Organism Camp is an academic introduction to the many model organisms studied by researchers at the Buck Institute. Through exploration of fascinating organisms like c. elegans worms and tardigrades (water bears), students will develop an understanding of the processes that underlie all living things and how we can study human disease in animals smaller than the head of a pin. This new program is designed for middle school students with a strong interest in science who are ready to spend the summer stretching their minds! Campers will engage in a mix of lab experience, background research, and hands-on projects to learn about the cutting-edge techniques employed by scientists at the Buck.

Scholarships available. Download scholarship form
Scholarship forms should be submitted to learningcenter@buckinstitute.org
When a scholarship is approved, you will receive a code that will allow you to register for camp using the value of the scholarship as payment.

 

 

June 24, 2019 - June 28, 2019
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Buck Institute
8001 Redwood Blvd
Novato, California 94945

Directions

The Buck Institute is located 25 miles north of the Golden Gate Bridge.

San Francisco Airport/San Francisco/South Bay:

  • Take Highway 101 North across the Golden Gate Bridge
  • Take the last Novato exit — Atherton/San Marin Drive (just north of the DeLong exit)
  • Turn left at the stoplight, and go west over the freeway overpass
  • Get in the right lane, and turn right at the second stoplight onto Redwood Boulevard
  • Go approximately ½ mile, and turn left onto Buck Center Drive
  • At the top of the hill, turn left into the Visitor Parking Lot

Berkeley/Oakland/Oakland International Airport:

  • Take Highway 80 to Highway 580 West, and cross the Richmond/San Rafael Bridge
  • Take 580 until it merges with Highway 101 North in San Rafael
  • Take the last Novato exit — Atherton/San Marin Drive (just north of the DeLong exit)
  • Turn left at the stoplight, and go west over the freeway overpass
  • Get in the right lane, and turn right at the second stoplight onto Redwood Boulevard
  • Go approximately ½ mile, and turn left onto Buck Center Drive
  • At the top of the hill, turn left into the Visitor Parking Lot

From Sonoma County, take Highway 101 South:

  • Take the first Novato exit (Atherton/San Marin Drive)
  • Turn right at the stoplight, and stay in the right lane
  • Take an immediate right onto Redwood Boulevard
  • Go approximately ½ mile, and turn left onto Buck Center Drive
  • At the top of the hill, turn left into the Visitor Parking Lot

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