Curriculum Study Program

The Curriculum Study Program was founded in 1985 and remains the nation's oldest and largest coordinated effort in the country to bring molecular biology and recombinant-DNA technology into the science classroom. This novel institution arose out of the close collaboration between Long Island school districts and Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory. Curriculum Study member schools and districts have preferred access to the DNALC and enjoy a direct affiliation with Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, an acknowledged leader in molecular biological research. Members select from a "menu" of benefits and services - including lab field trips, summer workshops, seminars by world-class scientists, and teacher inservice training.

Benefits Package

Sustaining Member

(year 3+) $1,500 per district includes:

  • preferred reservations for high school and middle school laboratory field trips.
  • one free high school student laboratory field trip, and half off on up to three additional field trips. (Human DNA Fingerprinting and Human Mitochondrial Sequencing cannot be used as free trip).
  • one free middle school student laboratory field trip, and half off on one additional visit (does not include in-school programs).
  • preferred student and teacher reservations at Great Moments in DNA Science spring lectures.
  • preferred student placement in Fun With DNA and World of Enzymes summer camps.
  • preferred student/teacher placement in the DNA Science summer workshop.
  • student/teacher previews of new museum exhibits.
  • laboratory and curriculum consultation.
  • equipment purchase options.

Workshop Membership

(year 1) $2,750 per district includes all of the above and:

  • two high school teacher or student spaces in the DNA Science summer workshop.

Workshop Membership (year 2) $2,250 per district includes all of the above.

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