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Gifted and Talented Workshops at the Museum!

The gifted and talented program at The Health Museum consists of day-long courses that provide challenging, hands-on learning experiences. These workshops promote creativity and critical thinking, while also allowing students to explore topics not typically covered in school. The cost for each weekend workshop is $120.

Workshop Schedule

SURGEON FOR A DAY

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to be a surgeon? In this course, you will learn about the different types of surgeons, participate in a fetal pig dissection, and learn about what it's really like to be in the operating room!

GENETICS AND CANCER RESEARCHER

Interested in cancer research? In this course, you'll learn the basics of genetics research, relationships among DNA, genes, and chromosomes! You will also learn about the effects of different mutations on gene sequences and resulting proteins and how to create a genetics risk assessment!

CURATOR FOR A DAY

The perfect course to explore a passion for science and creativity! During Curator for a Day, students will have the chance to view microscopy collections from the National Institute of Health and curate a photography exhibit that will be installed at The Health Museum for Summer 2020! This course will expand your student’s understanding of the incredible world of cell biology and expose them to a behind scenes look at how exhibits are designed.

OUTBREAK

Have you ever wondered how epidemiologists study outbreaks of infectious diseases and what they can do to help prevent them from spreading? Race against the clock to solve a challenge where you and your socially distant teammates are tasked to find the antidote to save lives. Students will also have a chance to explore ways that diseases are spread and more while trying to understand what it takes to stop an outbreak! Students will also have an opportunity to speak to epidemiologists on Sunday in a virtual session.

SURGEON FOR A DAY

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to be a surgeon? In this course, you will learn about the different types of surgeons, participate in a fetal pig dissection, and learn about what it's really like to be in the operating room!

ALL ABOUT THE BRAIN

Despite thousands of years of documented study, the nervous system still holds some of the greatest unanswered questions in science. How are memories made? How does the brain communicate with the rest of the body? What are dreams and where do they originate within the brain? Around the globe, neuroscientists work together to find answers to these questions, as well as others. In this course, you will learn the basics of brain anatomy through a hands-on dissection from the perspective of a neuroscientist, model how the nervous system communicates, and perform memory experiments similar to those used in neuroscience laboratories. These hands-on activities will be accompanied by other experiments, as well as lectures and videos.

AEROSPACE MEDICINE

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FORENSIC SCIENCE

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Health and Safety

Students will be divided into groups of 10 or fewer students for the in-person sessions on Saturdays. The sessions will take place in large rooms that allow for adequate distancing. Masks are required for all students and staff.

To find out what steps The Health Museum has taken to protect the safety of guests and staff, click here.

If you have your seat reserved from cancellation in 2020, please email send an email to Ashley Alexander at aalexander@thehealthmuseum.org and her know which course you’d like to attend.

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Ashley Alexander

Education Program Specialist
713-521-1515 ext. 124
aalexander@thehealthmuseum.org

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