BioBus is a community-based nonprofit organization that makes science come alive for young students through their interactive programming and mobile laboratories housed in buses and trailers. The “BioBus” usually visits K-12 schools in the New York City area, about two-thirds of which are located in low-income districts. With more than 80% of their staff coming from groups and communities underrepresented in STEM fields, the organization works to make science fun, accessible, and inspiring for children of all backgrounds.
In the midst of COVID-19 restrictions, BioBus has been continuing this mission virtually, including holding a Student Town Hall series on racism and society. These discussions were sponsored, in part, by a CSS Public Outreach Grant provided through their partnership with the Mortimer B. Zuckerman Mind Brain Behavior Institute.
Learn the inspiration behind this series from the organizers and get an overview of their latest event, a discussion on how racism impacts science, via our website.