Initiatives

Central Resource for Supplemental Teaching Materials

Across the US, a large number of bioscience teaching tools have been created that provide learning material and meaningful experiences to teachers and students.  Curated by a team of Virginia schoolteachers, the Foundation has funded the creation of a database of no-cost, supplemental teaching and laboratory resources to augment the classroom experience known as the Virginia bioSTEM Resources Program.  The Program resides on the Virginia Department of Education website.  The wide range of materials, each linked to Virginia Science Standards of Learning, includes:

  •     Experimental kits
  •     Simulations
  •     Classroom/lab ideas
  •     Field Trips
  •     Websites
  •     Other teaching tools