The Cell Motion BioBus, a New York-based mobile science laboratory, visits LGCS on many Wednesdays during the school year.
The bus, which runs on biofuels and solar energy, provides hands-on experiences in a laboratory setting, parking outside the school on Parkside Avenue.
Biologist Ben Dubin-Thaler and his team, who retrofitted the San Francisco transit bus in 2007, develops age-appropriate activities in science, which the students carry out during his visits.
Parent volunteers play an important role at LGCS.
The main vehicle for volunteering is the LGCS Parent Association, which organizes the school's book fair, and events for students. Each classroom has at least one class parent who helps arrange for parents to volunteer in the classroom, reading to students, or assisting teachers and aides. Parents with a particular expertise can talk with students about their specialties. They can also serve as chaperones on the weekly field-study trips to educational sites in Brooklyn.