Summer STEM Program

Due to ongoing COVID-19 concerns GMGI has decided to cancel all 2020 Summer STEM programs. Please check back in February for 2021 registration information and paperwork.


Fish Fraud Forensics is a one-week course designed to provide students the opportunity to experience hands-on science in a biotechnology laboratory.

Held in the state-of-the-art teaching lab at the Academy, the forensic-themed curriculum immerses students, ages 13-18, in an authentic laboratory investigation. Throughout the week, students use cutting-edge biotechnology equipment, the scientific method, and critical thinking to analyze DNA and identify different species of white fish.

Upon completion of the program, students will reveal the identity of their fish specimen and gain detailed knowledge of how modern science is being used to solve real-world issues.

The course will be taught by the Gloucester Biotechnology Academy staff and volunteers. Each student will have ample guidance and support in this real-world investigation of fish fraud.

Program details

  • Runs from 9am to 2pm Monday through Thursday, and 9am to 12pm on Friday.
  • Open to middle and high school students, ages 13 to 18, interested in real-world science and learning in a hands-on environment in the following levels:
    • Level 1 (ages 13-14): an immersive laboratory experience complete with games and art projects to supplement learning.
    • Level 2 (ages 15-18): a more in depth look at the techniques and theory behind the science of modern biotechnology.
  • No math or science experience is needed to participate.  Curriculum is designed to meet all student needs.

Please contact John Doyle, Education Director, with any questions at or 978.491.5968 x202.


Tuition for Fish Fraud Forensics: $400 for one student, or $300 each if siblings enroll.

Tuition covers all supplies, consumables, lab coats, and a lab manual, which students keep.

We provide need-based financial aid to those who qualify. Please inquire for more information.

Summer STEM Gallery