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Nonprofit Overview

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

Community Stories

2 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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Board Member

Rating: 5

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.

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Board Member

Rating: 5

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.