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BLEND: Berkeley Lab Exploration of New Discoveries

Program Description

  • A general introduction to the Lab
  • A hands on activity
  • A guest speaker or panel
  • A facility tour


Audience/Program Requirements

  • Middle and High School (grades 6-12) students from schools and educational programs in the San Francisco Bay Area. Priority consideration will be given to schools and programs in Alameda and Contra Costa counties.
  • Students, faculty and staff at US community colleges or universities.  
  • Groups whose students are not US citizens or enrolled in a US middle school, high school, community college, college or university must go through public tours to request a visit.
  • A group must have a minimum of 12 students and a maximum of 32 students for a visit.
  • For pre-college groups, there must be at least 1 adult chaperone per 8 students. There is a maximum of 4 adult chaperones including the teacher/program director.  
  • For community college and undergraduate groups, there is a maximum number of 4 faculty/program staff.



Key Dates

  • Requests accepted: 4 September
  • Visits begin: 1 October
  • Visits end: 31 July

Requesting a Visit

  • Visits requests must be submitted 30 days prior to the visit dates.
  • Visits are on weekdays only and based on availability.
  • Visits are cost-free.