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:
"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.
"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.
"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.