The AREA program promotes the benefits and importance of laboratory animal science and biomedical research to up to 150 high/middle school students and educators from schools in the National Meeting host city.
What’s in it for you or for the exhibiting company?• Pride in knowing you have made a positive impact on the lives of children interested in science and medicine• Knowledge that teachers will use knowledge they learned from you to educate more students for years to come• Gratification in knowing you introduced potential, future employees to careers in lab animal science
What’s in it for the students?• Exposure to the “real” world of caring for animals in research (not that of TV, movies, and other propaganda)• Introduction to a wide variety of career opportunities in the biomedical research field• Enlightenment to the amount of care and compassion lab animal professionals possess• Excitement of attending a learning event unlike any they have probably ever attended
How your company can participate:• Submit a question for an “exam” the students will be taking during their tour of the Exhibit Hall• Provide promotional items (less than $5 value) to 150 students • Conduct a short demonstration or other interactive activity at your booth (less than 5 minutes)• Provide a tour guide to participate in the full program and help lead students on the Exhibit Hall Tour
How the AREA Program works:The 2019 event will be held from 9:30 AM to 1:30 PM on Tuesday, October 15, 2019 (Tour Guides will need to be available from 8:45 AM until 1:30 PM) and includes a short classroom presentation followed by guided tours of students through the Exhibit Hall from approximately 10:30 AM to 12:30 PM. Small groups of students will stop by booths of participating companies to learn about the company and its role in laboratory animal science while getting answers to that company’s questions.
All companies submitting the following form and appropriate materials to AALAS by August 1, 2019 will be recognized in the 2019 National Meeting Final Program.
If you or your company are interested in participating in the AREA Program, please submit the following information no later than August 15, 2019.