Thank you for your interest in Scientist in the Classroom! Please fill out this application completely and in detail, the information you provide will help us match you with a local classroom. Before filling out the application, please read through the following program expectations.
Program Description:

In the Scientist in the Classroom program, scientists and teachers work together as collaborators. You will visit your matched class twice. The first visit will take place at the beginning of the semester. During this visit, you will share the story of how and why you became a scientist, what your research entails, and what your day-to-day life is like as a scientist. During the second visit, you and the teacher will do a jointly planned activity or experiment related to either evolution or climate change. The teacher may ask you to help cover particular topics or standards. After the two visits, you and your matched teacher may choose to continue to work together, but the formal program lasts only one semester.

Program Expectations:

  • Attend or watch our one hour, training webinar.
  • Ask your teacher if there is any paperwork you need to fill out in order to volunteer at the school.
  • Work with your teacher to plan the two in-class visits, the first to introduce you to the class and the second to work with the teacher to do an activity related to evolution or climate change with the students.
  • Ask the teacher to tell you about his/her students: What are they like? Where are they from? What level class (honors? AP? intro?) will you be visiting and what content knowledge do the students already have?
  • Commit the time to work with your teacher to create a quality activity that will be fun and relevant for your class, or offer to help with an activity the teacher already does.
  • Complete surveys throughout the semester to keep us up-to-date on your progress!

Applications are accepted year round and are reviewed when we are making matches for the Fall and Spring Semesters. 

Questions? Please contact Claire Adrian-Tucci at

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