THE BIOBUS EXPERIENCE
Monday, April 30, 6:00–8:30
School kids send them love notes of gratitude:
“I love science because of you.”
“Can we come back tomorrow, and every single day?”
The BioBus team is providing a special immersion experience for SWINY
HANDS-ON SCIENCE—board the BioBus and work with
stereo microscopes, fluorescence microscopes, an electron microscope
At BioBase Harlem—their uptown space in Columbia University’s new Zuckerman Institute—we’ll gather indoors for a background talk about the soul and
substance of BioBus. Then we’ll board the new bus to experience the model of
science education that is thrilling teachers and students from kindergarten
through college. All of these exceptional microscopes are equipped with special high-def cameras that project onto monitors, so instruction and discussion center on shared experiences. We’ll have time afterward to ask additional questions and socialize.
Note: We can bring our own samples to view under these microscopes: seashells, old coins, pet hairs, fabric swatches, egg shells, special paper, your favorite
food—you name it.
BioBus was founded in 2008 by Ben Dubin-Thaler, PhD, to provide live research
experiences that enable the experience—and excitement—of scientific discovery.
He began with a refurbished 1974 transit bus equipped with over $100,000 of
microscopes, after-school space in the East Village, and dedicated, kid-friendly,
BioBus now comprises 2 research-grade, partially solar-powered, mobile
science labs that devote their days to visiting city schools, and 2
headquarters—downtown and uptown—for after-school and summer
activities that further science exploration and excitement. Their focus:
enabling minority, female, and low-income K-12 and college students in
NYC to discover, explore, and pursue science. 95% of the teachers in the
schools they’ve visited want them back.
And the kids send them love notes of gratitude.
Monday, April 30, 6:00–8:30 pm
BioBase Harlem, Jerome L. Greene Science Center; 3227 Broadway
(between 129th-130th Sts)
1 train to 125th St. and Broadway | M4 bus to Broadway and 129th St | M5-Ltd to Riverside Dr. and Tiemann Place, then walk east
Admission: No Cost for this event