Black Scientists & the Arts


Type: Workshops / Residencies

Program Availability: In-Person


Black Scientists & the Arts centers the magic of becoming a Creative Scientist using all of your senses to explore. Each program introduces students to a Black Scientist (Past/Present) and their contribution to the world through historical artifacts, science experiments, and creative projects. By including an hands-on art activity during each lesson, students have the opportunity to use their creativity to process what they’ve just learned.

This program helps students become more conscious, more creative and more in tune with the world, by learning about how their individual decisions impact the environment, their community and themselves. Students will learn how art and science go hand-in-hand.

Black Scientists & the Arts is student-centered. We believe in Student Voice and Choice. Every student’s experience is valuable so whether it’s during one pop-up session or a month-long residency, students will feel the accomplishment of completing a project they can take home with them.

The program incorporates natural elements (leaves, flowers, herbs), upcycling and found artifacts in many of the creative projects allowing students to gain an appreciation for planet Earth, wildlife, humanity, and the climate, and understand the environmental challenges that we face from a humanistic view.

Sample Lessons:

(Series of 10)

1.       George Washington Carver: The Peanut Man , Agricultural Chemistry , (Resolution for the community). Farmer.

2.       Marie Maynard Daly: First Black Women to earn a PHD in Chemistry, The Black Food Scientist (Present). (Color Changing Lemonade)

3.       Neil Degrass Tyson – Astrophysicist, Astronomy (Space in a Jar)

4.       May Jeminson: First Black Woman to Travel into Space

5.       Kathern Johnson: (Hidden Figures) , made it possible for them to go to space

6.       Percey Julin: The Soybean chemist , Plant Medicine, Agricultural Chemistry

7.       Madam CJ Walker: Chemistry, Hair & Skin Food (Creating your own lip gloss, hair gel, body scrub).

8.       Benjamin Baneker: Mathematician & Astronomer, made the first clock made of wood, successfully predicted the 1789 solar eclipse , Farmer Almanac, Indigenous Practice on the land (Plant project)

9.       Emmett Chappelle: Bioluminescence to detect bacteria in water , (Water Testing / Soil Testing)

10.    Jewel Plummer Cobb: Biologist, Relationship between Melanin & Skin Cancer

11.    Lonnie Johnson: Nuclear Engineer, Inventor of the Super Soaker (discrimination)

12.    Harold Amos: NJ Legend, Microbiologist & Professor, First Black faculty member at Harvard Medical School

Program options:

In-person (Live Streaming)

Please fill out this inquiry form or call 866-500-9265 for more information. (Virtual programs are not charged a travel fee.)

Price & Info


Workshop Cost per Day: $565

Workshop Materials Fee: $2.00 per student

Additional Fees: In-Person Program Travel Fee - $95 per day; Virtual Program Technology Fee - $45; (On-Demand programs are not charged travel or tech fees)


Audience Limit: 25

Program Length: 45 Minutes

Workshop Minimum # of Days: 1

Appropriate For Grade(s): Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th



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