Expedition: Bio–A Summer Science Program for Middle School Students


Reimagined for 2018!

With the emergence of novel education platforms and resources, Whitehead Institute is thrilled to launch a new iteration of its popular summer science program for middle school students.

Delve deeper into the amazing biology that thrives in the world around us during a two-week, fully immersive experience where curiosity meets real world science. And no question is off-limits!

Through hands-on activities both inside and outside the classroom, interactive laboratory modules, and discussions with scientists, rising 7th and 8th grade middle school students will learn how methods from the fields of ecology, genetics, chemistry, and bioengineering are used to answer some of the most challenging questions in the life sciences today—and have an awful lot of fun doing it! 

Although the paid spots for the July and August session are full, scholarship spots for both sessions are still available.

The program will now consist of two, two-week sessions. The first is set to be held July 9-20, and the second session will be August 6-17. 


Expedition: Bio program is supported by a generous contribution from the Amgen Foundation, with additional scholarship support provided by Sanofi Genzyme.  

Amgen and the Amgen Foundation support local and national organizations that spark students’ interest in the sciences through inquiry-based hands-on science experiences and that offer professional development opportunities for teachers.


Middle school student talking to a scientist

Middle school student talking to a scientist

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