What We Do

BABEC is dedicated to providing teachers with the support, resources and networking opportunities they need to educate students in biotech and prepare the next generation of scientists. For over 25 years, we have developed and fine-tuned our curricula so that students of all backgrounds can experience learning science by doing science. Through our history, we have served 347 schools, worked with 5,085 teachers and impacted 1,540,000 total students.
Read Our Impact.

Our Mission

BABEC’s mission is to inspire ALL students to engage in science by empowering teachers.

Our Vision

Driving ALL students’ critical thinking, scientific curiosity, and career exploration/preparation through the development and support of a robust teacher community of practice.

Our Values

We endeavor to achieve full equity and equal access in bioscience education for ALL students by prioritizing student and teacher support and empowerment to create an informed bio-citizenry.

BABEC provides four core services: curricula, reagent kits, lab equipment and professional development. To learn more, check out the Teacher Resources side panel on the left.

Amanda Cherry
Paradise Valley HS
Phoenix, AZ

The curriculum materials are beautifully prepared and easy to understand-thanks for preparing such great resources that are easy to use.

Byron Gougoumis
Burton HS
San Francisco, CA

All Babec labs are well organised and modelled effectively with clear, helpful procedural instructions, easily transposed to the classroom.

Gianne Souza
Lincoln HS
San Francisco, CA

The online resources are SO well done! The best I have ever had. Very little modification to make them clear and easy to follow. I have done two BABEC lessons and they are so well made that they made teaching online fun again.

Heather Johnson
Burlingame HS
Burlingame, CA

When doing the BABEC labs I consistently hear students say they feel like "real scientists."

Marianne Gudmundsson
Glenbrook South HS
Glenview, IL

Well organized and scaffolded; flexible structure and can be used partially or as a whole. This unit can be used as is...superbly written and thought out...incorporates many skills and allows student collaboration and student choice/voice.

Rocky Ng
South San Francisco HS
South San Francisco, CA

Thank you for creating these curriculum materials. I am beyond grateful for the quality lessons, on-the-point figures/videos, and easy-to-navigate biotechnology curriculum.

Thi Ngo
Capuchino HS
San Bruno, CA

The level of support really made the whole process easier and encouraged me to continue incorporating biotech into my curriculum. Thank you for the live assistance during the labs and for responding to inquiries so promptly and with such urgency.

Anonymous Teacher

Really well thought out curricula. Great to see "old" activities that have been re-imagined with lots of consideration to NGSS.

Anonymous Teacher

This was the best educational workshop I have had the honor of attending, and I am so thankful.

Anonymous Teacher

Wonderfully executed. Strengthened my skills. Thank you!!

Anonymous Teacher

BABEC has such a strong positive impact on teachers and students - thank you for your amazing work!