Did you know that over 2000 students, teachers and other members of the public visit the Lab each year? Workforce Development & Education hosts many of these guests on site to share the Lab’s work, as well as to inspire the next generation of scientists and engineers. Our largest program, Berkeley Lab Adventure Zone in Elementary Sciences (BLAZES), brings 5th grade classes (10-11 year olds) on site to learn about properties of matter. Students engage in hands-on activities led by Lab Employee volunteers as well as tour the Advanced Light Source. The BLAZES program runs October through May. Safety is at the forefront of all these visits and starts even before visitors step foot on site.