Registration/Permission for Expedition: Bio - A Summer Science Program

Exchange your swimsuits for lab coats this July and August, and join us for Whitehead Institute’s popular summer science program for middle school students, Expedition: Bio.

Delve 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! 

Program Schedule

Session I:    Monday, July 6 - *Friday, July 17    from 9:00am to 3:00pm
   (*The final Friday session on July 17 will end by 1:00 pm)
   (Full)   Scholarship slots are still available here.
Session II:    Monday, August 3 - *Friday, August 14    from 9:00am to 3:00pm
   (*The final Friday session on August 14 will end by 1:00 pm)

Each session will cover the same content, so students should only apply for one session. Registration is limited to 24 students per session. Because space is limited, registrants are encouraged to apply early.

Fees: $1000 per student. A non-refundable $500 deposit is due at the time of registration. The remainder ($500) is due by Wednesday, April 29, 2020. You may opt to pay the full amount of $1000 during initial registration.

Tuition assistance a limited number of full-tuition scholarships are available to applicants who demonstrate financial need. To apply click here. (By completing this form you do not need to apply through general registration)

What’s provided: Morning snack and lunch, professional science instructors, a professionally designed curriculum, field trip fees, and all lab materials necessary for a fun, educational, and memorable experience.

Registration is now open, and will close on Wednesday, April 29, 2020 or when capacity is reached.

For more information contact Amy Tremblay at

Registration Requirements

  1. A signed parental consent form is required to complete this registration. Click Here to download the parental consent form.
  2. A registration fee of $1000. A non-refundable $500 deposit is required upon registration with the remaining balance due by Wednesday, April 29, 2020.

Personal Information

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Parental Consent

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