Cell Motion Biobus

Rating: 4.89 stars   19 reviews

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Location: PO Box 250288 Columbia University Station New York NY 10025 USA

Mission: BioBus inspires the next generation of scientists by offering hands-on learning opportunities for young people. We operate state-of-the-art educational facilities where students and their teachers engage in authentic scientific inquiry alongside professional scientists.
Results: Over 15,000 students in over 90 schools and communities have explored the microscopical world aboard the BioBus since 2008. Student attitudes towards biology is more positive following a BioBus visit (2.83 +/- 1.05 before vs.  4.56 +/- 0.7 after, maximum score = 5, n=174).
Target demographics: Low-income K-12 students in the New York and across the country.
Direct beneficiaries per year: 10,000
Geographic areas served: United States
2010 Top-Rated Nonprofit
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Rating: 5 stars  

4 people found this review helpful

Wow. Earth Day can often be a real drag -- a bunch of people showing you how to feel bad about yourself because you're not buying coffee beans from the right place. But in NYC on Earth Day, I happened upon the BioBus -- a really positive and educational experience all-around. The science experiments were important, and yet easily explained to the "layman" by the BioBus's staff. (Examples: Photosynthesis, solar energy, microscopic organisms found in common lakes and rivers, agriculture...) Kids and adults were intrigued and entertained by the ideas presented on the BioBus. The bus, which runs on bio-fuel gathered from fast food restaurants (finally, a use for all that grease!), even has it's own "rooftop garden," where grasses and other plants are grown. Look at their website to see where they're touring, and look for the bus when you can -- it's colorful, one of a kind, and easy to recognize. Highly recommended. http://biobus.org/

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Recently, we noticed that some of the recycling trucks in NYC also run on bio-diesel fuel -- the same used on the Bio Bus. I was able to share knowledge of this with our kids, and show them how things are being done now to help improve the environment.

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2010-6-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

3 people found this review helpful

the tour was great, the tour guides were motivated and and knowledgable (and fun!). NYC is lucky to have this resource and i hope all school get to see this amazing mobile classroom.

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The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

funny, smart, enthusiastic

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

get more buses is more cities

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When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-5-01

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