Bay Area Biotechnology Education Consortium (BABEC)

The Bay Area Biotechnology Education Consortium (BABEC) is a regional network of local science education organizations based in the Northern California Bay Area. 

BABEC is dedicated to increasing student understanding of key concepts in molecular biology and raising student awareness of applications and careers in biotechnology. In the process, BABEC is enabling systemic reform in an important area of science education by helping teachers bring relevant, thought-provoking, hands-on activities into the classroom.

BABEC's mission is to work together through biotechnology to inspire, educate, and prepare students and teachers for the future.

BABEC was incorporated in 1996 to more fully address the need for biotechnology resources in local schools. To accomplish our mission, BABEC and its partnerships work with teachers, educators, scientists, industry and academia to develop, disseminate, implement, and sustain contemporary laboratory-based biotechnology curricula that increases professional skills of the classroom teacher, capture the interest and challenge the capabilities of our students.

250 East Grand Ave. #26
South San Francisco


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