The mission of BioEYES is to foster enthusiasm for science by offering students opportunities to explore life science through real-world applications using a hands-on approach to learning.

Through classroom units in local elementary schools, volunteers teach students to think critically and scientifically while introducing them to the thrill of scientific discovery. When children are appointed as scientists, they participate in a fun exercise that breaks down stereotypes about both science and scientists (e.g. scientists are “out of touch with society” or are only stoic middle age males who have no fun). This is stimulating and educational for both the teacher and students.

MInDS participates in BioEYES by providing them with graduate student volunteers from the biology department.


Valerie Butler
Program Director, BioEYES Baltimore

Emily Zion
Outreach Chair

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