The program will contain teaching laboratories and experiments to educate youth ages 5-14 and adults about biomedical science topics in a fun, investigatory way. From these exhibit and laboratory experiences, EdVenture will also develop outreach activities to engage disadvantaged audiences in schools and communities to help expose them to the world of science and the benefits of community-based translational research. The exhibit, laboratory, educational outreach, and programs will utilize scientific content drawn from NIH-sponsored biomedical research and will translate the research process and public impact into meaningful experiences for the public. These programs will reach a large rural, socio-economically depressed population, promoting students interest in topics that they may not otherwise be exposed to and encouraging a lifelong familiarity and facility with scientific thought and practice. Long-term goals are to encourage future biomedical science career choices, and most importantly, empower a child to take control over his/her own health decisions and to develop the necessary skills to navigate the flood of health information inherent in the quickly changing landscape that is health today.
The Bio Lab is presented by: