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.
Programs with unfilled spots are now open for registration on a first-come-first-served basis.
The educator guide, materials lists, and videos will be shared online, so you can also assemble your own materials and have fun being biologists at home!
Lottery registration is now closed. Programs with unfilled spots are now open for registration on a first-come-first-served basis.
Click the registration button for your county’s programs, then select the program location, date, and time of your choice. You may enter one program per child. Create an account or login using your information from last year and follow the prompts to enter your child in the program. Repeat for any additional children. You will receive a confirmation email for each program you enter. Note that if you previously entered the lottery and were placed on a waitlist, you will need to cancel the waitlist in order to register for an unfilled program.
For step-by-step registration instructions, use this registration guide. Please note that the lottery closed on June 24 and unfilled programs reopened for first-come, first-served registration on July 1 at 12 noon.
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 1: Any programs that are not at capacity reopened at noon for first-come, first-serve registration.
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.