Educational Community Outreach


Promoting Future Scientists

VGTI Florida® has partnered with the St. Lucie County School District to bring exciting educational experience to students in local schools by providing real-world science learning opportunities.

The program has three components:
Elementary School
"Saturdays with Scientists" for fifth-grade students
This program features a hands-on laboratory highlighting a key scientific concept in the current science curriculum so that students get to work side by side with VGTI scientists.
Middle School
"VGTI Grand Challenge" for middle school students
This program presents a  genetics "challenge" for students to solve collectively with their teachers in a classroom based assignment. The winning solution to the challenge will have an opportunity to present their concepts to VGTI scientists directly.
High School
"Working Alongside a Scientist" for Juniors and Seniors interested in pursuing science-related careers
This program presents a "shadowing" opportunity for students to observe scientists working in the institute and provides a highly interactive platform for students to appreciate the daily life of scientists in their work environment.