We host a variety of hands-on brain science programs in the Education lab at the Jerome L. Greene Science Center, located at 609 W 129th St. Designed with feedback from the community, these programs harness the groundbreaking research of the Institute in creative ways for school children, families, after-school groups and adults. Please see below for a list of our current on-site programs and virtual resources.
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Many of our programs such as Art in the Education Lab and Breakout Science grow out of community partnerships. If you are interested in partnering with us, please fill out our interest form or email [email protected].
Providing more than 30,000 students with a hands-on introduction to science each year
Connecting high school students with scientists for intensive summer lab internships
Weekend science workshops for middle and high school students
Chancellor’s Day Professional Development
Bringing neuroscience to the classroom
Professional development for teachers in New York City
Partnering with our local community to develop interdisciplinary events for adults
Bringing brain science to the public
We invite you to come by and view DAMALI ABRAMS’ collage HOW DO YOU MEASURE PLEASURE?, which is now on display in the Jerome L. Greene Science Center on 129th Street.
Connecting Columbia students and scientists to the community
Town Halls, weekly challenges and other virtual opportunities.
Online resources including coloring pages, DIYs and lesson plans.
Free virtual programming for people with dementia and their care partners.
Families can get a virtual visit from a real scientist directly into your living room.
Activities that can be done with easy-to-find home supplies. A new activity every weekday English and Spanish. All ages.
A suite of free learning resources for all levels, K-12. Sign up two days in advance.
These activities use easy-to-find materials and can be done in an hour or less. All ages.
An educational resource about viruses, with hands-on activities.
Science projects that can be done at home with easy-to-find materials. Middle school.
Videos are organized into Learning playlists that are designed more like formal courses. Appropriate for middle school through adult learners.
Videos span all areas of science and are much shorter snippets, usually animated. Suitable for elementary age kids.
Weekly short conversations with different scientists about their current research across all topics of science.
Kids edit research articles by scientists of all fields for other kids to read. Open access articles. For middle and high school students.
Coding games. All ages and levels.
All levels and ages (adults, too).
Videos that explain the neuroscience behind different problems in everyday life with a personal, conversational tone.
Two-minute videos with educational content.
Mental health show from clinical psychologist and previous Columbia Professor Ali Mattu. Suitable for older students and adults.
Teachers can join the town halls with their students and ask questions about the topic.
Teachers can choose the type of scientist that will fit their classroom for a virtual visit and Q&A session.
Videos are organized into learning playlists that are designed more like formal courses. Appropriate for middle school-high school students.
A list of resources from Indiana Department of Education.
Teachers can create a free account and assign students individual units or a complete course.
Lessons, resources and workshops for STEM teachers.
Includes educational games.
Resources for English and Spanish speakers.
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