Outreach Activities in the Department of Biology
Members of the Department of Biology organize and/or participate in educational scientific outreach programs to promote community awareness of science and scientific research. Through fun and engaging activities, audiences of all ages have the opportunity to learn about how science impacts their daily lives. Scientists in the department are also committed to supporting K-12 and undergraduate educators through training opportunities to improve science education. Biology department faculty members welcome high school students to their labs through various regional programs that expose teenagers to STEM research. Together these efforts aim to inform the public about the importance of science and inspire a new generation of young scientists.
Many of the efforts of Department of Biology members would not be possible without support from the Institute for School Partnership (ISP), housed in the Department of Biology. Through the Broader Impact Program, ISP provides campus-wide support for faculty to develop outreach opportunities with St. Louis area K-12 schools.