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Upcoming Events

Nature Lovers! Hike at the IURTP this spring. Experience the great outdoors close to campus. Learn about tree identification, birding, and local ecology from IURTP hike leaders. Hikes of various Preserve locations are scheduled every weekend in April at 2pm. To sign-up, send an e-mail to All hikes are free to IU students.

April Hike Dates

  • Saturday, April 4th, 2pm
  • Sunday, April 12th, 2pm *FULL*
  • Sunday, April 19th, 2pm
  • Sunday, April 26th, 2pm

Field lab building available. This innovative building is available to facilitate teaching and research opportunities in the natural and environmental sciences, as well as in areas like education, art, journalism, and writing where immersion in the natural environment is valuable.

The field lab (completed in April 2009) is located near University Lake at the IURTP Griffy Woods property northeast of the IU golf course and IU Foundation. Read about the field lab and how to reserve the facility for your class, research, or event.

IURTP field lab receives LEED certification. The field lab building's environmentally sound features earned it the status of being the first building on the IU Bloomington campus to receive LEED certification. View a slide show of several of the field lab's "green" features.

Daniel Johnson measures the diameter of a white ash. IU's involvement with the Smithsonian's global forest research network evolved from Johnson's research at the IU Research and Teaching Preserve's Lilly-Dickey Woods.

Past Events

Hilltop summer campers June 2009

National Order of the Arrow Conference Boy Scout "Operation Service"

Jim Holland Summer Enrichment Program (SEP)

Hilltop Summer Youth Garden Program

Learn to Fish workshop

Attack of the Alien Invaders! (a walking workshop on invasive plants in our urban environment)

Revised: August 26, 2013

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