The 2013 Whale of a Mystery Summer Program for middle school students was a great success. If you are interested in next years program, please check back in January.
Click on the link above for more information.
Teacher Training Workshop:
Hands-On Classroom Experiences Through a Whale of a Mystery
Join us for this fun, hands-on workshop that can be modified for in class projects and supported by Lending Labs from BSU CityLab. During the workshop, attendees will become familiar with the basic concepts and biology that underlie the Whale of a Mystery curriculum and the process of science. Participants will gain and practice some basic laboratory skills used in modern biology and biomedicine and gain insight into this exciting inquiry-based curriculum for potential introduction into the middle school classroom.
Time: 4 - 8PM
Where: CityLab at Bridgewater State University
To register: Contact Kim McCoy at
For additional information click here
CASE Conference 2013 was a great success. Thank you to all that attended. Click on the link above for more information.
Are you a high school or middle school teacher interested in hands-on, inquiry-based activities in biotechnology?
If so, consider a visit to BSU's CityLab program with your students.
We are pleased to open our doors to another year of biotechnology enrichment for your students.
- For additional information on our program offerings, click BSU CityLab Visits
- To schedule a visit for your students, take a look at our calendar, pick an available date and contact Maura Whittemore at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 508-531-2575 to set up the visit.
BSU CityLab is a biotechnology learning laboratory for students and teachers, located on the campus of
Bridgewater State University (BSU) in Bridgewater, MA. It was first established as one of several satellites of the original CityLab at the Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM).
Throughout the school year, BSU CityLab hosts middle and high school classes from area school districts for science outreach programs on topics ranging from health and disease to forensics. The program modules provide hands-on, inquiry-based laboratory activities using equipment and techniques not often available to pre-University students.
BSU CityLab is transformed each summer into the Bridgewater Animal Forensic Laboratory (BAFL), the site of a week-long summer program, Whale of a Mystery, for individual middle school age students entering grades six, seven, eight or nine.
Initial funding for BSU CityLab, including development and dissemination of the curriculum modules, has been provided by a Science Education Partnership Award (SEPA) from the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Additional financial support comes from the Bridgewater State
University administration through its Center for the Advancement of Science Exploration (CASE) and from
BSU CityLab's partner school districts.
You are invited to explore this site to learn more about the programs of Bridgewater State
University’s CityLab. If you have questions or comments, or you would like to be added to the mailing list, please Contact Us.
This page was updated on September 8, 2011