Student Programs

The Education Institute is dedicated to advancing and promoting science education and increasing the number of students who choose to pursue careers in science or science-related fields. Our programs build on the expertise of Van Andel Research Institute’s world-renowned scientists and Van Andel Education Institute’s expertise in curriculum and instruction. We hope to expand our student programs to support inquiry-based learning, and to ultimately have a national impact on science education.


Student Programs

Students learn to think and act like scientists while they engage in hands on investigations during these week-long camps.

Students and teachers are immersed in learning life science through inquiry. They conduct investigations and participate in scientific discourse.

High School Journal Club brings students, their teachers, and scientists together in a forum for scientific discourse.

Groups of students learn to think and act like scientists over the course of three years. They ask questions and use the tools of science to find the answers.

Students and the adults in their lives experience science together in these one-day community programs held throughout the year.