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Frequently Asked Questions

FAQs about the CalTeach Learning Lab

1) I am a teacher/school coordinator who is interested in bringing my class for the Learning Lab at UC Merced. How do I reserve a time?

STEP 1: Go on our calendar to pick a day and time of your visit: https://calendly.com/ucmcalteach1/learning-lab

STEP 2: After you pick a day and time, you will receive a link to this page, fill out all the details: https://calteach.ucmerced.edu/form/calteach-learning-lab-reservation-form

STEP 3: You will receive a follow-up email from our Lab Manager, Hijab Chaudhry, hchaudhry@ucmerced.edu, or any other CalTeach staff with details/questions about your visit to the lab.

STEP 4:  You will receive a reservation confirmation and appropriate waivers/documents will be sent out to the main coordinator of the visiting K-12 student group.

2) How many students can the Learning Lab accomodate?

The capacity of our lab is 24 students.

3) What if I have a student group larger than 24 and I want them to participate in the Learning Lab experiences?

If you have a student group larger than 24 then we can work with you to reserve a time at the Learning Lab for longer than one hour.

For this timeframe we would also split up the groups and rotate them through activities for the half-day.

Please contact hchaudhry@ucmerced.edu on how that process would work!

4) What kind of activities does the Learning Lab offer?

The Learning Lab offers hands-on STEM experiences for visiting K-12 students. A category of experiences can be found here.

If your student group has specific requests for your activity, select your category and our staff will work to craft the 'experience' for your students.