Once a year, German classes from two local high schools are invited to a day at Brown. The Brown German Club and Departmental Undergraduate Groups (DUG) host a mostly German-language tour of the campus, a scavenger hunt, a quiz bowl, and a visit to one of our museums.
The Leduc Bioimaging Facility is open to all investigators, providing equipment and training dedicated to high-resolution imaging in the life sciences. It is visited by approximately 100 middle school and high school students yearly. For many students, this is their first visit to a university/first contact with scientific research. The facility includes a Transmission Electron Microscope, a Scanning Electron Microscope, three Fluorescence Microscopes, a Fluorescence Stereomicroscope, four Confocal Laser Scanning Microscopes, a Multiphoton Microscope, and software for image analysis. The facility also maintains equipment for sample preparation, including a critical point dryer, sputter coater, and microtomes for ultrathin sectioning.
This program seeks to recognize and memorialize the lives of those who suffered the middle passage as a result of Rhode Island's involvement in the transatlantic slave trade by organizing events and educational programs that focus on the impact of slavery and the slave trade throughout the state.
Mind Lab is a permanent space at Providence Children's Museum where children, caregivers and researchers explore the process of learning. Activities in Mind Lab vary depending on the day. Visitors might participate in ongoing research by the Museum or by collaborators at Brown University and Providence College about how children’s thinking and learning develops. Or they might engage in self-directed activities that illustrate specific ways that kids learn through play and exploration.
Ladd Observatory partners with the Providence Children's Museum on "Skygazers," a program we carry out once every three months at the museum as part of their "Free Friday" program to bring astronomy and observing to kids and their families. In conjunction with the Smithsonian's Air and Space Museum, we also offer monthly "Ask an astronomer” Q & A sessions about research and astronomy-related news that connect classrooms via video to the museum. Ladd Observatory is open to the public free of charge on clear Tuesday evenings from 7:30 to 9:30 pm.