Educational Outreach

Educational Outreach

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The J. Craig Venter Institute (JCVI) Education Program provides science education and professional development opportunities for students (K-16 and graduate), educators, and scientists.

Our mission is to:

  • Enhance scientific literacy
  • Increase enthusiasm for science
  • Develop the next generation of genetic and genomic scientists

Our scientists regularly volunteer their time to speak at community events and guide students through hands-on, science activities. They are also helping to develop the next generation of scientists through the JCVI internship program and professional development courses. This is because at JCVI we passionately believe that some of the most valuable contributions our researchers can make to science happen outside of the lab. They happen when we connect with our community to inspire and encourage our participants to explore the wonder and potential of the natural world.