LSLC Field Trips High School Field Trip Program These 3-hour, hands-on laboratory investigations are designed for groups of students accompanied by their teacher, and are targeted toward students in grades 9-12. For Spring 2015, we are offering our program on HIV Vaccine Development. Field trip programs are only offered on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays High school field trip programs run from 8:00AM to 11:00AM (lunch is not provided) Cost is $20 per student (LSLC can accommodate up to 30 students) HIV Vaccine Development The Life Sciences Learning Center uses laboratory simulations to illustrate how an HIV vaccine is developed and then tested to be sure that it is safe and effective. During this engaging case study students will learn about how individual behavior can influence disease transmission and how the immune system responds to subunits of the HIV virus genome. They will then learn about using immunoassays to determine the effectiveness of potential HIV vaccines. Laboratory techniques include: Restriction enzyme digestion Gel electrophoresis Enzyme Linked ImmunoSorbant Assay (ELISA) Data analysis Middle School Field Trip Program These 2-hour, hands-on laboratory investigations are designed for students accompanied by their teacher. The middle school field trip programs are targeted towards students in grades 6-8, however students in grades 9-12 are also welcome to sign up for these programs. Our Pertussis Outbreak program is available for Spring 2015 field trips. Field trip programs are only offered on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays Programs run from 9:00AM to 11:00AM (lunch is not provided) Cost is $15.00 per student (LSLC can accommodate up to 30 students) Pertussis Outbreak How does a disease spread rapidly through a population, and how can you prevent an epidemic? Our LSLC Outbreak! field trip uses engaging, hands-on activities designed for students to better understand the scientific method, disease transmission, pathways of infection, and methods to reduce the spread of diseases. Laboratory techniques and skills include: Basic epidemiology concepts Proper hand washing technique Herd immunity simulation Data analysis Sign up for our LSLC field trips here. Field trip registrations are on a first-come first-served basis. Be sure to contact us and request, schedule, and secure your trip while dates are available. Please see our online calendar for current availabilities.