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BROS (Boys Reaching for Opportunities in Science)

Saturday, March 2 at 8:00am to 1:00pm


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The Des Moines University Pediatrics Club and Community Relations Department invite boys in grades 2-6 to Boys Reaching for Opportunity in Science, a FREE event designed to expose and inspire students to consider careers in health care and science. Boys will experience a variety of hands-on workshops including: 

> ANATOMY | See how things like smoking can hurt your lungs and understand how a brain works. 

> MICROBIOLOGY | Use a microscope and get a close look at the bacteria that cause common illnesses. 

> SIMULATION | Experience a simulated emergency room. 

> PODIATRY | We’ll look at the structure of the foot and participate in a casting or taping activity. 

> SURGERY | Learn how to scrub in for surgery and put on surgical gowns and gloves in our mock operating room. 

> PHYSICAL THERAPY | Get moving and see how the body system responds. 

> NUTRITION | Ride a blender bike and see how to plan a balanced diet. 

> SPORTS MEDICINE | Discover how to care for athletes before, during, and after games. 

Saturday, March 2 at Des Moines University Student Education Center 

Breakfast and lunch provided 

7:15-8 a.m. Drop off period 

8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Boys rotate to a handful of more than a dozen exciting stations in small groups 

12:30 p.m. Lunch and keynote 

1 p.m. Pick up 

QUESTIONS? Contact Hanna de Geest at or 515-271-1374

Event Type

Special Events

Target Audience





Community Relations, Pediatrics Club

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Kari Smith

Kari Smith left a positive review 3/2/2019

Amazing event for the boys to explore careers in medicine. They had such a great time!

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