About the Summer Institute

The Summer Algae Science Institute (SASI) is a hands-on professional development training that introduces educators to the Algae Foundation's K-12 Algae Academy curriculum. Trainings are available both in-person and virtually. In-person trainings take place in new locations each year.

The SASI training is facilitated by an Algae Academy alumni educator and takes participants through the 5 days of the Algae Academy curriculum, including the live algae lab! In-person SASI trainings have teachers working together with lab supplies and live algae. Virtual SASI participants each receive their own Algae Academy “mini-kit” that includes everything they need to complete the lab during the virtual training.

After completing SASI, educators should feel fully confident in bringing the Algae Academy into their classroom and getting their students excited about the power of algae!