**COVID IMPACT** We are excited you are considering a visit to the Texas Biomed campus. Due to COVID-19, we have temporarily suspended community tours and campus access to visitors. But to ensure our mission to provide an educationally rich environment at Texas Biomed, we are offering virtual tour programs for high school and community organizations.

 

In Person Tours Information:  Thank you for your interest in participating in an in person educational tour of Texas Biomedical Research Institute (Texas Biomed). Our primary concern is to ensure the safety of students and teachers. It is our hope to reinstate in person tours for high school students in 2022. Please check this webpage for updates as to when in person high school tours will resume. When we are able to resume in person tours, the application will be posted on this site.  In the meantime, consider signing up for a facilitated virtual tour

Facilitated Virtual Tours: We will host virtual tour experiences for high school students, grades 8 through 12. Texas Biomed will host two virtual Zoom tours per month.

We are committed to providing quality educational programs for area teachers and students regarding the world-renowned infectious disease research conducted at Texas Biomed. Continue to check our Educational Resource page for additional resources to support teachers and students.

 

 

  • Facilitated Virtual Tour Application

    Facilitated Virtual Tour Application

    Our goal is to offer virtual tours which highlight the important infectious disease research conducted at Texas Biomed and to highlight potential careers for students. The one-hour virtual Zoom tour includes video tours of Texas Biomed labs and the Southwest National Primate Research Center. After the videos, a Texas Biomed scientist will share information about their research and answer student questions. There is a pre-tour video (2:15 min) which provides background information about Texas Biomed. As time is limited for the virtual tour, we will be unable to include this video in the tour.

    Virtual tours will be limited to a maximum of 35 students. As there is limited availability for facilitated virtual tours, only one application per school will be accepted. Each application must include a minimum of two learning objectives for the virtual tour. Teachers may only submit one application per school year. Virtual tour dates and time availabilities are included on the application. Please select and rank up to three (3) options. We will do our best to accommodate the various school schedules and can make minor adjustments, such as adjusting start times up to 10 minutes from start time; however, please understand not all requests can be met.

    Once an application is approved, the organizing teacher will be contacted by the Research Education Outreach Specialist, Rosemary Riggs, PhD, to finalize the virtual tour details.

    Please send questions regarding facilitated virtual tours to Rosemary Riggs ().