Field Trips at HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology

Our state-of-the-art facilities at HudsonAlpha allow students to explore genetics concepts and experience activities associated with several biotechnology careers. These hands-on, laboratory-based field trips are tied to Alabama course of study standards, put high-tech biotechnology tools in the hands of your students and engage them in scientific thinking. The HudsonAlpha Teaching Lab has workspace for a maximum of 32 students per event. To request a field trip for a group of 33 or more students, please contact

Costs are determined per event, not per student. There is a minimum number of 10 participants. Educators can review our field trip options on our website. Once the desired activity has been determined, please submit the online Field Trip Request Form. Specific questions about field trips, including scheduling and field trip activity combinations, should be addressed to April Reis at

Field trip experiences are made possible through support from the State of Alabama and Vulcan Materials Company. Funding is available for Alabama public schools to offset HudsonAlpha-associated field trip expenses.* This includes costs associated with a full-day or half-day field trip experience for one experience per school year, along with a lunch for each student up to 32 students and no more than 3 chaperones for experiences lasting more than 3-4 hours. Middle school experiences and high school half day experiences can be combined. When submitting your field trip request, please indicate your school name and type of school to note if you are eligible for funding.

*Transportation and substitute costs are excluded. Funding for experiences in the 2016-2017 school year has been exhausted at this time. If you are interested in a paid experience or have questions, please contact April Reis at

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