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Celebrating 20 Years of Humane Science: Animalearn Launches New Science Bank Platform

In recognition of its 20th anniversary, Animalearn is launching a new and improved online humane science loan program, The Science Bank, at theScienceBank.org. The Science Bank was established in 1996 to provide a unique dissection alternatives lending library for educators and students from K-12, university, as well as veterinary and medical school. Over the years, The Science Bank has continued to expand, offering high-quality humane alternatives as viable options in science classrooms across the country. The program's dynamic new web hub now provides access to over 650 humane science-teaching tools that can be borrowed at no cost.

"Over the past 20 years, The Science Bank has seen significant growth in the number of faculty and students borrowing alternatives to replace animals in education," said Nicole Green, Director of Animalearn. "Our new platform streamlines this process, while expanding the scope of non-animal alternatives. We believe it will allow us to reach even more people who want to make a difference for animals, while helping students achieve."

What's new?
  • An expanded Science Bank search engine
  • Product reviews
  • Added security
  • Links to partner companies
Ms. Green added, "We are very happy to help promote our partner companies that have created some amazing 21st century teaching tools for the science classroom."

theScienceBank.org allows searches based on various criteria: education level, type of animal, type of alternative, subject, and supplier. Educators and students will be able to find exactly what they need quickly.

Animalearn will introduce theScienceBank.org at the National Science Teacher Association (NSTA) National Conference, which will be held in Nashville, TN from March 31 - April 3.