I see the fantastic response that students and teachers have to the experience of a BioBus visit at a school. The cutting edge microscopes and imaging technology allow students to collect biological samples and immediately be amazed about the microscopic world. This is not a sterile classroom experience where they are learning about science from a text book. Here they are experiencing scientific discovery first hand. Children are naturally curious, but need to explore the world experience. The use of volunteer scientists from local universities, bring the best scientific minds to the students. The whole process brings the community together and gives the students in disadvantaged school districts the chance to see the world that is available to them if they work hard and study.
After bringing the BioBus to my school for a week and seeing the excitement it gave to my students I was committed to getting more involved in this project. Since that visit I have joined the BioBus's board of directors and helped to develop its science currciulum. I truly believe the BioBus provides a great way to get students motivated to become a part of the world of science.