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Joining BOOST at Holt Elementary

Members of the Museum of Life and Science’s Education and Engagement team had the wonderful opportunity to join the staff from Duke University’s BOOST Program at Holt Elementary on Thursday, November 16.

From their website, “BOOST (Building Opportunities and Overtures in Science and Technology) is a multidimensional program designed to excite young people about science and inspire them to pursue careers in medicine and related fields. BOOST serves Durham Public Schools students from underrepresented communities including African American, Latinx, and Indigenous students; girls; and students from economically challenged families. BOOST is situated within Duke University School of Medicine’s Multicultural Resource Center.”

The fifth-grade students visited six tables of activities over the period of an hour, during which they experimented and interacted with Alka-Seltzer rockets, gummy bear DNA models, and even some of our bug ambassadors from the Museum! Between noises of delight and wonder, we could feel the energy of excitement for science. We can’t wait for BOOST to join us for our Black Excellence in Science event in February!