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General Information

The GENE-ius Day Program offers field trips for 6th-8th graders. Each field trip has a series of activities that connect genetics and agriculture to the school curriculum. Being on campus lets students imagine themselves as university scientists and increases interest in science related topics. Each field trip includes a plant cell lab, DNA extraction lab, an interactive lecture on human and plant traits, and an agricultural talk that highlights the relationship between science and the food we eat. Additionally, the GENE-ius Day School Field Trip is designed to align with Department of Education standards and benchmarks. For more details, click the link above!

How GENE-ius Day Started...

The GENE-ius Day program started in March of 2007, where we hosted 74 students from Montessori Community School. As the program expanded over the years, we have had the pleasure of welcoming over 1,200 elementary students for the 2016 to 2017 school year.

School Field Trip 1

"The hands-on lab were great for the kids. The presentation was also a valuable asset. The whole field trip was enjoyable and educational for the students. Many of them were excited about visiting the university and talked about wanting to go there."

School Field Trip 2

"Students were also highly motivated to careers in the sciences after this field trip. Connections between sources of food and food products was another important outcome of this trip. Mahalo for providing this amazing learning opportunity which blew our students away! Many said it was their best EVER field trip!"

School Field Trip 3

"The most valuable aspect was the hands on portion of the field trip. The students were given an opportunity that unfortunately is not offered by most schools due to lack of equipment. They felt like real scientists donning the eye protection and white coats. Thank you for incorporating the experience in our visit!"

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