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.
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.
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!)