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


Registration will open in April 2019. 

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! 

The program consists of two, two-week sessions. 


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 gathering a sample at Drumlin Farm

Middle school student gathering a sample at Drumlin Farm

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