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Salk Institute Education Outreach
Salk’s Education Outreach has a nearly half-century tradition of sharing groundbreaking biological research from Salk Laboratories with the San Diego community. Founded by neurobiologist Ellen Potter and currently under the direction of Dona Mapston, Education Outreach’s signature programs—Mobile Science Lab, Heithoff-Brody Scholars Program, and March of Dimes High School Science Day—are complemented by scientific presentations and community outreach events. Other programs include SciChats@Salk Skype interactions, SalkTalk podcasts featuring scientists talking about their passion for scientific discovery, and the newly developed Action! Science critical thinking video series which takes students inside the process of creating an experiment. With all these program offerings, Salk’s world-class faculty and staff are key partners in the curriculum, imparting their passion and knowledge of innovative research that impacts human health to help inspire and launch the next generation of scientists.