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.


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

Traditionally, scientist 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.

Due to the pandemic, ME Bioscience Day shifted to a unique and innovative virtual format in 2020 and 2021. In lieu of live presentations, we produced virtual video presentations that featured scientists discussing their careers in the bioscience industry. Throughout the week we hosted Zoom Q&A sessions to give students a special opportunity to personally connect with the scientists. Following the presentations, we provided a lesson plan and materials for each school to perform a hands-on activity.

In 2022, we are planning to host ME Bioscience Day as a hybrid event with both in-person volunteers and virtual video formats.

If your school or your classroom is interested in signing up for ME Bioscience Day 2022, 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 2022 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: $350.

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

ME Bioscience Day 2022 Supporters

ME Bioscience Day 2022 Participating Schools (So Far)

Biddeford Middle School, Biddeford Bonny Eagle Middle School, Buxton Boothbay Region Elementary School, Boothbay Harbor
Bristol Consolidated School, Bristol Brunswick Junior High, Brunswick Caribou Community School, Caribou
Conners Emerson School, Bar Harbor Durham Community School, Durham Frank H. Harrison Middle School, Yarmouth
Gorham Middle School, Gorham Gray-New Gloucester Middle School, Gray Great Salt Bay Middle School, Damariscotta
Greely Middle School, Cumberland Greenville Consolidated School, Greenville James F. Doughty School, Bangor
Jordan-Small Middle School, Raymond Lamoine Consolidated School, Lamoine Lawrence Junior High, Fairfield
Lincoln Middle School, Portland Lincolnville Central School, Lincolnville Loranger Middle School, Old Orchard Beach
Mahoney Middle School, South Portland Medomak Middle School, Waldoboro Memorial Middle School, South Portland
Middle School of the Kennebunks, Kennebunk Molly Ockett School, Fryeburg Mt. Ararat Middle School, Topsham
Noble Middle School, Berwick North Yarmouth Academy, Yarmouth Oak Hill Middle School, Sabattus
Phillip W. Sugg Middle School, Lisbon Presque Isle Middle School, Presque Isle Saco Middle School, Saco
Sanford Middle School, Sanford Scarborough Middle School, Scarborough Skowhegan Area Middle School, Skowhegan
Spruce Mountain Middle School, Jay Tremont Consolidated School, Bass Harbor Warsaw Middle School, Pittsfield
Wells Junior High, Wells William S. Cohen School, Bangor Windham Middle School, Windham
Winslow Elementary School, Winslow Winslow Junior High, Winslow York Middle School, York

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