K-12 science students from all over the Rochester Area participate in Get Real! Science Activities. We use MANY different routes to connect with them, and continue to find new ways to engage with students in the community.

Get Real! Science is committed to issues of equity and inclusion. Many of our efforts are focused in under-resourced schools, with students who are typically under-represented in science. GRS aims to give students from all backgrounds a chance to use real scientific tools in authentic problems with committed adult attention and support.

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Students design and engage in a week-long scientific investigation of the Genesee River, Charlotte beach, and Lake Ontario to understand the relationships between water quality and usage. With help from preservice science teachers, the students create and pursue scientific questions, gather field, and provide evidence-based explanations for their findings.Learn more
Led by preservice science teachers, students design and conduct an inquiry-based investigation throughout the fall semester. They then report their findings publicly to educators, family, university affiliates and community members in a symposium called Collaborative Conversations.Learn more
Youth from 9-12th grade engage with experts and members of the community to create films about relevant scientific issues that they are personally passionate about. They submit their films to the annual Rochester Teen Film Festival and other organizations to promote activism and awareness.Learn more