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The future of science visits the Salk

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The Waitt Advanced Biophotonics Center at the Salk was a classroom for middle school students visiting from St. Anne's School in Laguna Niguel. The young students peered into microscopes, looking at fruit flies (Drosophila melanogaster).

The Salk Institute welcomed more than 200 students from 18 San Diego County schools to the 22nd annual March of Dimes High School Science Day on March 3. The students, accompanied by their teachers, had an opportunity to work side by side with Salk researchers, collectively visiting 20 different laboratories, where they conducted hands-on experiments. Several dozen Salk employees volunteered for the half-day event. Salk laboratories generally are not open to the public, making it a unique—and unforgettable—experience for the participants.