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Director’s Council of Public Representatives (COPR)

NIH Public Bulletin – April 2010

National Lab Day Reinvigorates Science and Math Education

When: April 30–May 7, 2010
Where: Nationwide
Institute: National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)

National Lab Day is a new grassroots initiative designed to increase U.S. competitiveness by reinvigorating science and math education in schools and after-school programs. NIDA has joined a coalition of educators, science and engineering associations, philanthropies, and other organizations participating in the program.

National Lab Day brings hands-on, exciting, experiment-based learning to kids all over the country. NIDA has developed a number of educational resources for all grade levels, which will be entered into the National Lab Day database so that they can be used by teachers and communities across the country. These materials will also be available to those who participate in an activity in their neighborhood school. Although there will be an actual National Lab Day in early May to celebrate the effort, the program has already begun.

Next Steps

You can learn more about National Lab Day and find resources at

This page last reviewed on November 1, 2012

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