Berkeley Lab offers educational visits to the Lab and events for K-12 students and their chaperones, underrepresented minority organizations that focus on STEM education, and students, faculty, and staff at U.S. community colleges and universities. Volunteers can help in a number of ways, such as leading science activities or participating as panelists. Volunteers are also needed for specific events, including Nuclear Science Day and Daughters and Sons to Work Day.
BLAST: Berkeley Lab Advancing Science and Technology
BLAST (Berkeley Lab Advancing Science and Technology) offers many ways for Lab employees and people in the community to advance STEM. Checking out a BLISS kit to teach science or setting up an activity for a STEM event are a few ways to participate. WD&E provides supplies and services for BLAST events and activities, including:
- Printed marketing/promotional materials
- Educational activity materials
- Table tents and other supplies
- Administrative support
Nuclear Science Day
Berkeley Lab invites Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts to a day of nuclear science education. The event, typically held in May, is open to scouts in grades eight to 12. Selected scouts will tour the Advanced Light Source and learn about cosmic rays and radioactivity.
Volunteers are needed to help with the day’s events.
Daughters and Sons to Work Day
Berkeley Lab hosts children of employees for a day of science and fun. Children ages nine to 16 who are guests of Berkeley Lab employees may come.
- Space is limited to 150 children.
- Limit of three children per Lab employee.
- Program Date: April
- Application Available: Late March
- Application Deadline: Two weeks before the event
Chaperones are needed to guide guests to all parts of the day’s program. Volunteers are needed to help with registration, assist in workshops, and for a variety of other tasks that make this day possible. All volunteers will receive a free T-shirt and lunch.
For more information, contact DSTW@lbl.gov.
BLEND: Berkeley Lab Exploration of New Discoveries
The BLEND (Berkeley Lab Exploration in New Discoveries) Energy Innovation High School
Visit is an engaging experience for high school students to explore energy innovations at
Berkeley Lab, from the nanoscale to integrated building systems. Students receive small-group
mentoring on their own residential building designs completed prior to coming to the Lab and
learn how new and emerging technologies can affect their homes and communities.