ME Bioscience Day

Inspiring a new generation of scientists through hands-on education & industry connections

ME Bioscience Day is a statewide event that aims to get middle school students excited about science. The event focuses on educating Maine’s youth about the different career paths and opportunities that are available in the life sciences industry in Maine. Professionals in these fields volunteer to visit local middle school classrooms to talk with students about their career in science, their daily tasks, and the opportunities that are available in such careers. Bioscience Association of Maine started this initiative in 2016 to promote science as a subject in schools and create student awareness for a potential career path in a science field.


2023 |  46 participating schools & 5,400 students
2022 |  46 participating schools & 6,700 students
2021 |  52 participating schools & 7,250 students
2020 | 46 participating schools & 5,100 students
2019 |  23 participating schools & 3,300 students
2018 |  14 participating schools & 2,000 students

For Teachers

ME Bioscience Day is a hybrid event with in-person and virtual formats. Teachers are able to request which format they prefer, but are subject to volunteer availability in your area.

In-Person Format: Maine scientists and life science professionals volunteer to visit local middle school classrooms to talk with students about their career in science, their daily tasks, and the opportunities that are available in science based careers along with instructing a hands-on activity.

Virtual Format: In lieu of live presentations, we produce virtual video presentations that feature scientists discussing their careers in the bioscience industry. Additionally, we provide a lesson plan and materials for each school to perform a hands-on activity.

If your school or your classroom is interested in signing up for ME Bioscience Day 2024, please contact us at [email protected].

For Companies & Industry Professionals

Inspire future scientist and help to promote workforce development within Maine’s life sciences industry! Companies and industry professionals can get involved through volunteer or sponsorship opportunities.


We are looking for scientist and life science professionals to volunteer at local middle schools. Volunteers will talk a bit about what life science is, the variety of jobs within the industry, their company, and what their day-to-day job looks like. Typically, volunteers will also bring some type of hands-on activity for students to perform in the classroom. We are sensitive to travel and timing restrictions.

If you are interested in volunteering, or want to learn more, please contact us at [email protected].


If you are unable to volunteer, but would still like to be involved, we encourage you to become a ME Bioscience Day supporter! Sponsorships allow us to reach more schools and provide materials for hands-on activities. Your logo will be displayed to thousands of middle school students and their teachers across the state. Sponsorship: $400.

If you are interested in sponsoring, please contact Brianna at [email protected], or use the PayPal button below.

ME Bioscience Day 2023 Supporters

ME Bioscience Day 2023 Participating Schools

Bristol Consolidated School, Bristol Bruce Whittier Middle School Cape Elizabeth Middle School, Cape Elizabeth
China Middle School, China Durham Community School, Durham Falmouth Middle School, Falmouth
Frank H. Harrison Middle School, Yarmouth Gardiner Regional Middle School, Gardiner Gorham Middle School, Gorham
Gray-New Gloucester Middle School, Gray Great Salt Bay Community School, Damariscotta Greely Middle School, Cumberland
Greenville Consolidated School, Greenville James F. Doughty School, Bangor Jordan-Small Middle School, Raymond
King Middle School, Portland Lake Region Middle School, Naples Lamoine Consolidated School, Lamoine
Lawrence Junior High, Fairfield Lincolnville Central School, Lincolnville Medomak Middle School, Waldoboro
Middle School of the Kennebunks, Kennebunk Mt. Ararat Middle School, Topsham Noble Middle School, Berwick
North Yarmouth Academy, Yarmouth Oak Hill Middle School, Sabattus Phillip W. Sugg Middle School, Lisbon
Piscataquis Community Secondary School, Guilford Presque Isle Middle School, Presque Isle Saco Middle School, Saco
Sanford Middle School, Sanford Scarborough Middle School, Scarborough Searsport District Middle School, Searsport
Skowhegan Area Middle School, Skowhegan South Bristol School, South Bristol South Portland Middle School, South Portland
Spruce Mountain Middle School, Jay Stearns Junior High School, Millinocket Tremont Consolidated School, Bass Harbor
Warsaw Middle School, Pittsfield Waynflete School, Portland Wells Junior High, Wells
William S. Cohen School, Bangor Windham Middle School, Windham Winslow Elementary School, Winslow
York Middle School, York

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