Field Trips

Our state-of-the-art facilities 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. Costs are determined by event, not by student. There is a minimum number of 10 participants.

Educators can review our field trip options by downloading the PDF brochure. Once the desired activity has been determined, please click the button below to submit a Field Trip Request Form. Specific questions about field trips, including scheduling and field trip activity combinations, should be addressed to April Reis at

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 Form, please indicate your school name and type of school to note if you are eligible for funding.

Submit a field trip request form

*Transportation and substitute costs are excluded.

All available spaces for the 2015-2016 school year have been filled.