Classroom and Curriculum Support

BioNetwork’s STEM Outreach Team is available to support your school and programs! Some examples include no-cost lab and classroom visits, hands-on vertical alignment PD hosted for grades 6-16 educators, curriculum materials, and more.

Classroom Visits

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Our coordinators will come to your life science classes and deliver an engaging hands-on lab experience tailored to your curriculum. We have class sets of equipment and a variety of lessons that put a fresh spin on traditional laboratory exercises. View our STEM Lab Activities List and request a visit today!* If you'd like for us to customize an activity for your classroom, please note that in your request.

*As a free resource funded by the State of North Carolina and as part of the NC Community College System, priority will be given to requests made by Tier 1 schools as well as schools and community organizations in rural areas with limited access to other resources.  Should you need support beyond what BioNetwork is able to offer, please see the list of Grant Resources below.

Instructional Materials

Due to our high demand for quality labs and activities yet limited resource availability, STEM Outreach has consolidated the types of activities that we offer in-person led by a BioNetwork staff member. BioNetwork in-person classroom visits will include labs that require specialized equipment such as gel electrophoresis, PCR, and various probeware.  For those activities that do not require specialized equipment, such as strawberry DNA extraction, we can offer electronic copies of the instructional materials upon request.

Looking to borrow equipment to run a lab on your own? The Science House has an equipment loan service allowing you to borrow science tools after completing a professional development.

Professional Development

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We offer a variety of professional development opportunities for college instructors and middle/high school educators. These opportunities can include content-specific activities, pedagogical methods, team-building, and soft-skills reinforcement. PD workshops for middle and high school educators or counselors hosted at your institution can bring opportunities for vertical alignment and promotion of your specific programs. View our current professional development opportunities, or request a customized PD today! 

NC Community Colleges, consider hosting a PD for your local K-12 teachers! Check out our Host a Customized PD flier.

If you are NC Community College biology or biotechnology faculty or staff, consider joining the North Carolina Community College Association for Biology Instructors. NC3ABI is an organization meant to continuously improve biology instruction, foster fellowship, and increase communication across the great 58. All full time and part-time biology faculty and staff are invited to attend annual regional and statewide events.  If interested, contact

Curriculum Development & Outreach Support

BioNetwork specializes in the creation and implementation of large outreach events. These programs are designed to make it easy for schools, community colleges, and industries to showcase STEM skills and careers as well as local STEM educational pathways. 

Example programs include: EASE for middle schoolers, STEM summer camps, high school career exploration, and Community STEM Events.

Grant Resources:

Request a STEM Event

To request an event, please fill out our STEM Event Request Form.

Contact Us

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Our outreach programs include classroom visits, faculty training workshops, and career fairs that help connect bioscience industry skills with K12 and community college STEM education.

Contact us at for more information.

Courtney Behrle, Senior Director of STEM Outreach

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