IU Biology Outreach
The Department of Biology is renowned for the diverse interests of its faculty, including the fields of behavior, ecology, evolution, microbiology, virology, and development as well as research on organisms at a molecular level, such as chromosome structure and function, movement of organelles within cells, and exploration of the evolutionary history of relationships between organisms.
Members of the Department of Biology are committed to sharing their knowledge with the wider community. We do this through participating in seminars and exhibits, informational websites, working with the City of Bloomington on ecological issues such as invasive species and the local deer population, and participating in special programs for organizations like Science Olympiad, the Boys and Girls Club, the Girl Scouts, and WonderLab.
We have recently expanded our interactions with educators of preschoolers through high school students. Regular programs are ongoing within local Kindergarten and third-grade classrooms, and summer institutes that pair middle- and high-school teachers with Biology faculty are in the design phase.
We invite you to explore our Outreach pages, which outline our recent and current activities, as well as what we’re planning for the future. If you are interested in learning more, please feel free to contact our outreach coordinators.