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.

Benefits Package 2016-17

Tier  1

$3,000 per district includes all benefits listed below, and::

  • One Free Advanced Inquiry lab, and half-off one additional Advanced Inquiry lab.

Tier 2 

$2,000 per district includes the following benefits:

  • 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 (Advanced Inquiry, Human Mitochondrial Sequencing, and Forensic DNA Profiling cannot be used as free trip)
  • one free middle school student laboratory field trip, and half off one additional visit (does not include in-school programs)
  • preferred student and teacher reservations at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory science lecture
  • preferred placement for teacher audit of up to two summer camps
  • student/teacher previews of new museum exhibits
  • laboratory and curriculum consultation
  • equipment purchase options
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