As the bioscience career field picks up speed worldwide and right here in Florida, it becomes more and more important to cultivate our own future scientists. The Scripps Research Institute knows that and is actively working hard to get into classrooms and demonstrate what science is all about.
The statewide Bioscience Career and Education Exposition is a push to bring scientists to high school classrooms throughout April to discuss their own careers, what they’ve accomplished and the importance of the field.
“We want to show how the scientists got to where they are today,” said Fred Barch, science program planner for the school district. “It’s an exciting thing for the students to see and hear about the things going on in Palm Beach County.”
Scripps already has designed a program for middle school students that incorporates chemistry, biology, physics and math into an introductory, hands-on bioscience lesson. At the high school level, the research institute hosts “Science Saturdays” sessions in which students can isolate and identify their own DNA or use forensic bioscience techniques on a mock crime scene, an especially popular experiment among fans of the science-heavy crime show CSI.
Here’s a link about the Bioscience Career and Education Exposition. They are looking for volunteers to give presentations in the schools. Why not lend a hand?