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NIH Record - 75th Anniversary - National Institutes of Health

‘Adventure in Science’ Seeks Faculty, Students

Two kids wear goggles and conduct an experiment

‘Adventure in Science’ is looking for you.

Two kids listen to a sound generator

Deyaan and Mahilan Guha listen to a sound generator they have created with electronic parts from a kit.

Prosser performs an experiment

Volunteer teacher Gareth Prosser performs an experiment on water as students Thomas Dorsey, Saatchi Barochia and Ria Aswathi await the result along with co-teacher Marlene Espinoza.

Adventure in Science (AIS), a non-profit science education program for children, is planning its 24th year at NIH. The program, which meets on Saturday mornings October through March in Bldg. 10, is designed to show 8- to 11-year-olds the fun of science using hands-on activities—from building and launching model rockets to dissecting frogs, visualizing the activity of enzymes, measuring their lung volumes and more.  

AIS teachers are mostly volunteers from the NIH community, from postdocs to institute directors. This is a great opportunity to exercise your teaching skills with an enthusiastic audience. You can volunteer to teach for only one Saturday, or for several.  If you are interested in AIS, read the “About Us” section at If you want to volunteer, think about possible topics you might teach and send your contact information to Vathani Arudchandran ( and Ed Max (  

Enrollment for children will be open for a brief period in June, as announced at

For more information about enrollment, send an email with “AIS Enrollment” in the subject heading to Max.

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