Miami University’s SEPA grant supports four one-week summer institutes that are designed specifically for middle and junior high school teachers. Activities include visits to health science industries and agencies classroom work and lab experiences to improve the scientific knowledge base of the health science teachers. Topics include addictive drugs community resources in the health sciences animal research and human responsibility and updating genetic technology. In addition health science partnerships will be established among scientists educators and community groups in southwest Ohio. To facilitate communication and dissemination of project information and materials computer linkages are being formed among these science education partners. Over the three-year period of the grant 120 teachers will participate in this institute.