Adventures in Medicine and Science (AIMS)

Adventures in Medicine and Science (AIMS) is an outreach program of Saint Louis University that combines hands-on programs, auditorium presentations and distance learning to bring lessons of anatomy and science to life for students across the country and the world.

AIMS Workshops
 

The inquiry-based methods employed by the AIMS program faculty focus on activities that challenge students and stimulate experiential learning. The process of discovery used in the hands-on programs builds important science literacy skills such as critical thinking, problem solving and teamwork.

AIMS program include:

  • Auditorium presentations
  • Cadaver demonstrations
  • Distance learning
  • Hands-on programs
  • Summer workshops 

AIMS provided science education programs for more than 16,000 young people in the last school year.

Repeat Winners of the Pinnacle Award 

In 2017, AIMS was honored for the ninth consecutive school year with a Pinnacle Award from the Center for Interactive Learning and Collaboration for distance learning programs.

This award, presented annually, is based on teacher evaluations submitted through the CILC website and recognizes outstanding performance by a content provider.

Register for a Program

Refer to the available dates and times listed for our hands-on and auditorium programs when scheduling. If you have any questions, contact us at aims@slu.edu.

We will confirm receipt of your program request and arrange for a presenter. Your program will be confirmed by email no less than two weeks in advance of the date. We look forward to seeing you and your students soon.

Teacher Curriculum Guides

General Cadaver Demonstration Curriculum Guide (PDF)
The Healthy Spine Program Handouts (PDF)
Sports Medicine Curriculum Guide
Forensic Autopsy Curriculum Guide (PDF)
The Human Brain/Sheep Brain Dissection Curriculum Guide (PDF)
The Human Heart/Pig Heart Dissection Curriculum Guide (PDF)
Mr. Bones Curriculum Guide (PDF)
Pig Eye Dissection Curriculum Guide (PDF)
Teen Nutrition and Health Materials (PDF)

Additional Resources for Teachers

Make a Payment

Payments for distance learning, hands-on dissections and cadaver demonstration, auditorium presentations and summer workshops may all be made online via Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover cards.

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AIMS Mission Statement

Adventures In Medicine and Science (AIMS) is a youth community outreach program that provides health education and prevention information to students throughout the school year.

With a combination of hands-on opportunities and auditorium presentations, students get a unique look at the human body. The program offers a prevention component that provides valuable information to students regarding health risks and how to avoid medical traumas. In addition, incoming juniors and seniors are provided with an opportunity to explore medical science during the AIMS Summer Workshop.

AIMS is part of Practical Anatomy and Surgical Education in the Center for Anatomical Science and Education of Saint Louis University School of Medicine.

Since 1991, Adventures In Medicine and Science (AIMS) has provided anatomy, health and science education outreach to students in grade school through high school. The AIMS program is a component of Practical Anatomy and Surgical Education in Saint Louis University's School of Medicine Center for Anatomic Science and Education.