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 and engineers in a semester long program. Students will conduct hands on investigations to explore our living and physical world as they design solutions to everyday problems.

Students and teachers are immersed in learning 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.

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

Summer is a time for fun with friends, exploring interests and discovering new worlds! We offer a unique summer camp experience for 2nd through 12th graders

Looking for a new and unique idea for your child’s next birthday party? Let us help you celebrate their special day while doing something hands-on, fun, and maybe a little educational. (Shhhh! We won’t tell the kids!)