MIT Field Trips

MIT Field Trips

High school science teachers are invited to bring their classes to the Biology Department for a day of lectures and hands-on activities.

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Leah Barton

The field trips allow my students to witness research first-hand. I take seniors on these trips, and they return realizing the world of scientific research is intense, and that there are a lot of potential growth opportunities out there. This is an especially important realization since we are a small school — less than 600 students — with no AP classes.

Who Should Apply

High school science teachers from Massachusetts public schools who:

  • Have attended the Summer Workshop 
  • Have attended the Whitehead Institute high school program
  • Teach honors and/or AP science classes

Program Details

  • One-day field trip in late March
  • Engaging lectures on current scientific topics
  • Developmental biology lab
  • Interactive genetics or biochemistry
  • Hands-on lab activities
  • Lunch with scientists (pizza and drinks provided)
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