Clemson University Life Sciences Outreach Center

The Clemson University Life Sciences Outreach Center* provides hands-on life science laboratories to South Carolina middle and high school students and to the community.  The Center has two state-of-the-art laboratory classrooms and a computer lab that provide fun, hands-on educational experiences to deepen your students' understanding of modern molecular and micro-biology.  Laboratory experiences for elementary students, summer programming, and graduate courses for in-service teachers are also available.  The Clemson University Life Sciences Outreach Center is now open year round!
*Formerly known as the SC DNA Learning Center.

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The Clemson University Life Sciences Outreach Center is sponsored by the College of Agriculture, Forestry and Life Sciences at Clemson University.


Laboratory Field Trips for School Groups
Choose from several possible laboratories for your class. Each lab meets one or more SC state science standards.
Review laboratory field trip descriptions.
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Summer Science Days & other Summer Programming
Gather your favorite youth group (rising 5th-8th graders) and bring them to Summer Science Days - 3, 1/2 day sessions of science fun in July!

Bring your academic summer camps and workshops to the Center for fun, hands-on laboratory experiences!  All our great, single-day laboratory field trip experiences are available, or work with us to plan a more in-depth lab experience that can span several days. Contact Dr. Vicki  Corbin to discuss summer programming options.

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Graduate courses for in-service teachers
This summer we offer BIOL 7300: Basics of Molecular Genetics, a 3 credit graduate course - online June 15-20, on campus June 22 -27.  

Review the full course description for Basics of Molecular Genetics.

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Community Activities 
Laboratory Field Trips - Chose a lecture & discussion session of current bio-technical issues, e.g., the human genome project, or a hands-on laboratory where you "play" with DNA.   
Review community activity/laboratory field trip descriptions.

Science on Tap - A casual monthly forum where people come to learn about and discuss recent discoveries in science and technology while having fun.  An expert gives an informal talk for 20 - 30 minutes, followed by Q & A and discussion.  
You're invited!  Check the schedule for this month's topic and join us!