Dear CityLab Community,
Since 1991, we have had the privilege of working with you and your students through a variety of laboratory-based programs in the biosciences. As you may know, CityLab has received support from the National Institutes of Health Science Education Partnership Award program. We recently learned that federal funding for science education has been reorganized and the NIH will no longer fund K-12 science education activities. Consequently, CityLab’a future is uncertain. Until we learn more, we have chosen to postpone scheduling for academic year 2013-2014 CityLab programs.
CityLab has enjoyed tremendous success thanks to the participation and input of professional educators such as you. We appreciate your patience and understanding as we respond to these developments. Look forward to communication from us in the near future regarding programming and scheduling opportunities at CityLab.
Don DeRosa, Carl Franzblau, Carla Romney – Directors
Julia Hammer Assistant Director
Mark Jurman, Meg Sutton – Educators
Save the date!
Scheduling for the 2013-2014 academic year will take place on Monday, May 20.
Call us at (617) 638-6495 or (617) 638-5688
Join us at CityLab for an open house to learn more about our summer program.
Sunday, December 9th from 12-2pm.
Take a tour of our facilities and get to know our staff.
Light refreshments will be served and parking is available.
RSVP by Dec 1st to firstname.lastname@example.org
The dates have been announced and we have opened applications for SummerLab 2013! For more information, check out www.bumc.bu.edu/citylab/summerlab.
CityLab has developed a curriculum on alcohol education- especially targeted toward high school students. This four-part curriculum is a laboratory based approach to understanding alcohol’s effects on the human body.
The entire curriculum, along with supplemental materials is now available for teachers, students and parents online at http://www.alcoholeducationforyouth.org/
If you are a teacher looking to schedule with CityLab, and you are interested in doing one of these labs, give us a call to find out how we can work with you!
Our scholars this week tested a new protein purification technique for GFP- check out how successful it was at www.facebook.com/CityLabBU!
Bridgewater State Univeristy’s CityLab offers a week-long, daytime biotechnology outreach program for middle school students called Whale of a Mystery. Students entering grades 6-9 in the fall are eligible to apply.
For more information on the program, click here!
After a recent visit to Dartmouth High School, the MobileLab made the local paper! Check it out.
Bring your class to CityLab next year! Or we can come to you on our MobileLab.
Save the date to schedule your fieldtrip:
Monday, May 14, 2012
Call us from 8am-4pm
For more information, click here.
On February 23rd, while most students were taking a break from the books during school vacation, CityLab was visited by a group of elementary school students from the Malden YMCA. We had a fantastic time with the group extracting strawberry DNA. They learned what DNA is, where it come s from, and how DNA makes each of us unique.