Welcome to the Life Sciences Learning Center
The Life Sciences Learing Center (LSLC), located at the University of Rochester Medical Center, is a unique
hands-on science inquiry center for students and community members throughout the Greater Rochester Area.
LSLC programs and curricula emphasize hands-on and minds-on learning to boost science literacy and increase
enthusiasm towards learning science. Our facilities include two teaching laboratories that can accommodate up to 48
learners per day and are fully equipped with up-to-date science equipment and supplies.
Want to get your hands on some science? From fifth grade to beyond, our outreach programs are designed to
get you using the latest equipment and learning the techniques that are used to advance the field of science and
medicine. LSLC programs include field trips at the LSLC
as well as at your school, summer and school vacation science camps
, programs out
in the community
for science teachers.
Interested in bringing the latest in nanotechnology or stem cells to the classroom? These topics and
much more are represented in our collection of curricula
. Our curricula are developed
with teacher input, these lessons incorporate minds-on and hands-on activities, and bring exciting
science to your students. Our easy to understand animations have an international audience and
feature easy download so that you don't have to count on internet access in the classroom.
Did you know that many of our programs are taught by scientists at the URMC? We have an active
group of scientists at different stages of their careers who are interested to share their excitement for
the field. If you are a scientist at the URMC and want to join our legion of volunteers (with some paid
positions as well), find out more by visiting our scientist instructor
page or our volunteer
The LSLC has received support from the following donors:
Life Sciences Learning Center
University of Rochester
575 Elmwood Avenue Box EHSC