Education

Biodiversity Institute provides engaging and rigorous educational opportunities for all of Wyoming's students, from kindergarten through college and beyond.

K-12 Education

The Biodiversity Institute is housed within the Berry Biodiversity Conservation Center, a beautiful public building that also includes scientific displays, laboratories, and biodiversity experts. Visiting classes have the opportunity to visit behind the scenes and meet with students and faculty involved in many kinds of research—from atoms to ecosystems.

Classroom Visits

Biodiversity workshops can be tailored to grades K-12 and designed around a biodiversity topic of interest. Examples include: Plant identification, tracking of rare and sensitive species, the use of genetic data in biodiversity studies, Wyoming's special flora and fauna, and visits to the Rocky Mountain Herbarium or the Museum of Vertebrates.

Biodiversity Education at UW

The BI is in the process of developing a cross-disciplinary program for undergraduates, which will bring together coursework in biological science and the humanities, and allow students to examine biodiversity from scientific and social-cultural perspectives.

Resources

Educational Materials, links to BI facilities and exhibits, links and more: Printed copies of all materials are available for the asking from the Biodiversity Institute. Looking for something not here? Let us know what identification guides or other materials would be useful to you and your students, and we’ll see what we can do.

The Biodiversity Institute provides engaging and rigorous educational opportunities for all of Wyoming's students, from kindergarten through college and beyond. 

Some of our goals for biodiversity education are:

  • to engage younger students in biodiversity science in ways that lead to an appreciation of the diversity of life and the complexity of the natural world,
  • to provide materials and resources to help educators meet Wyoming science standards,
  • to provide all students with opportunities to gain understanding of, and familiarity with, the biodiversity of Wyoming and the world, and to encourage an ethos of conservation.

Questions about the Biodiversity Institute Education Program?

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Don’t hesitate to reach out!

Biodiversity Institute Education Coordinator

Dorothy Tuthill

Office: Berry Center 231B
Phone: 307-766-6279

dtuthill@uwyo.edu

29840635480_d4ec2788f8_z.jpgThe Biodiversity Institute provides engaging and rigorous educational opportunities for all of Wyoming's students, from kindergarten through college and beyond.

Your financial support can help in science education across the state of Wyoming, bringing educational opportunities to thousands of students, of all ages, every year!

Click here to learn more about how you can help support the Biodiversity Institute's education programs.