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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: Complete the learning lab reservation form

STEP 2: You will receive a follow-up email from our Program Coordinator, Jessica Teran Salazar at, or any other CalTeach staff with details/questions about your visit to the lab.

STEP 3: 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 to fill out.


2) How many students can the Learning Lab accommodate?

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 time frame, we would also split up the groups and rotate them through activities for the half-day.

Please contact 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.