Be a Biologist at your local library!
This year's GSK Science in the Summer theme is Be a Biologist! with all-new activities that invite children to play the role of professional biologists and tackle real-world challenges in fisheries, plant biology, paleobiology, and wildlife biology.
The program will be offered in-person at libraries across the greater Philadelphia area for children entering 2nd through 6th grade. The program team and library staff are working together to ensure we can deliver a safe and memorable summer science program.
Interested families may enter an online lottery now through June 3 for a chance to participate at the library of their choice. Summer calendars are available for each participating county below.
If you are not selected in the lottery, the educator guide, materials lists, and videos will be shared online, so you can still assemble your own materials and have fun being biologists at home!
Lottery registration is open now through 5:00 pm on Friday, June 3, 2022. Parents/Guardians may enter each child in one program lottery.
To enter the lottery, click the registration button for your county’s programs then select the lottery for the program location, date, and time of your choice. You may enter one lottery per child. Create an account or login using your information from last year and follow the prompts to enter your child in the lottery. Repeat for any additional children. You will receive a confirmation email for each lottery you enter.
May 9, 12:00 pm: Lottery for Be a Biologist! opens
June 3, 5:00 pm: Lottery for Be a Biologist! closes
June 17: All participants notified about outcome of lottery
July 5 – August 12: Programs run at all participating libraries. Participants attend Be a Biologist! at their selected location, at the specified date and time.
July 1: Any programs that are not at capacity will reopen for first-come, first-serve registration.