We are honored to receive
visitors from our community and beyond to share our passion about science and
to provide interested individuals with opportunities to learn about scientific
research, neuroscience, and our favorite animal, C. elegans.
We are always interested in
arranging visits for any member of our community and at the moment we are
thrilled to be in a partnership with College Mentors for Kids, a growing
nonprofit organization that pairs over 2,000 1st through 6th
grade children with 2,300 local college mentors.
Our lab offers weekly
after-school visits when kids learn about science and research, and participate
in fun activities that will hopefully instill an early appreciation for the
natural world and the pleasure afforded by its exploration.
If you are a parent interested in
this program (or a potential sponsor) we recommend you visit their website
which is filled with great information. If you have a lab and wonder how to communicate
your love for science to our youngest citizens feel free to contact me (firstname.lastname@example.org). We typically begin our visits with a tour of the lab. We then perform one or two activities and we end up by looking at fluorescent worms under the microscope. It is stringly advisable not to allow the kids to see the glowing worms until the end or you might not be able to interest them in anything else after that! Below are some
ideas for activities that you can do in your worm, or molecular lab. Similar activities sgould work in other settings. The sky is