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Indiana University Bloomington

Department of Biology

Community Outreach

For K-12 Educators

We welcome your interest in our department, and invite you to stop by when you're in the area. 

What to See

The Department of Biology welcomes tours by school groups and other visitors.

  • Jordan Hall boasts an extensive display of paintings of birds by the Indiana artist William Zimmerman, on loan from the collection of Richard and Ruth Johnson, located in the central hallway leading to the atrium on the first floor. You may also wish to browse the nearby exhibit cases housing a diverse collection of zoological specimens.
  • In the Jordan Hall atrium, visitors can view the painting entitled "Phases of Biology" which Indiana artist Rudy Pozzatti created specifically for the Department of Biology. Pozzatti's "Homage to Vesalius" can also be seen in the atrium.
  • The first-floor conservatories of the Jordan Hall Greenhouse are open to the public.  Groups of visitors are asked to arrange visits in advance by emailing or calling 812-855-7717
  • Teachers interested in bringing school groups to the department may find Kathy Daniels' Evolution Field Trip page useful.

Stay Awhile

The Department of Biology offers the Biology Summer Institute, a five-day program designed for secondary science teachers to learn about ongoing research in the IU biology department and to work with us to design activities that can be used in your classrooms.


Check out our Resources for K-12 Educators page for suggested books, resources for science activities, and links to other resources.

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