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Expedition: Bio - A Summer Science Program

Reimagined for 2018!

With the emergence of novel education platforms and resources, Whitehead Institute is thrilled to launch a new iteration of its popular summer science program for middle school students.

Delve deeper 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 9 - *Friday, July 13 from 9:00am to 4:00pm
(*Friday’s session will end by 1:00 pm)

Session II: Monday, August 6 - *Friday, August 10 from 9:00am to 4:00pm
(*Friday’s session will end by 1:00 pm) (Full)

Each session will cover the same content, so students should only apply for one session. Registration is limited to 25 students per session accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. Because space is limited, registrants are encouraged to apply early.

Fees: $1000 per student. A $500 non-refundable reservation fee is required upon registration. The remaining balance of $500 is required by Wednesday, June 20, 2018 to ensure completion of the application. You may opt to pay the full amount of $1000 during registration.

Tuition assistance may be available for students 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 closed.

For more information contact Amy Tremblay at