Designed for students ages 12–14 years old
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we unfortunately will not be able to offer this program in 2020.
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 firstname.lastname@example.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.
- 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
- Buck Institute
8001 Redwood Blvd
Novato, California 94945