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.
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|