National Lab Day is more than just a day. It's a nationwide initiative to build local communities of support that will foster ongoing collaborations among volunteers, students and educators.
Volunteers, university students, scientists, engineers, other STEM professionals and, more broadly, members of the community are working together with educators and students to bring discovery-based science experiences to students in grades K-12. When an educator posts a project, our system will help them get the resources needed to bring that project to fruition.
On May 12th, 2010 we celebrated the first National Lab Day across the country with hundreds of activities. With the help of NLD, scientists and and teachers were able to connect, giving thousands of students memorable hands-on experiences in STEM subjects.