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Spring Hike Series

Experience the great outdoors while learning about tree identification, birding, and local ecology from IURTP hike leaders.

Hikes are scheduled on Saturdays in May at 10 am. To sign-up, send an email to All hikes are free and fill up quickly so sign-up today!

May Hike Dates

  • Saturday, May 14th (Moore's Creek)
  • Saturday, May 21st (University Lake)
  • Saturday, May 28th (Kent Farms)

Indiana Master Naturalist Program

The IURTP will be hosting a Indiana Master Naturalist Program this fall! Details are being planned and will be made available in August.

If you have any questions, please contact Michael Caldie by sending an email to

Past Events

What is it? Project WET is a water focused conservation education program for classroom and non-formal pre K-12 educators and their students. Project WET materials are correlated to education standards and teach students awareness, appreciation, skills, and stewardship of water resources. Topics include, properties of water, the water cycle, water in life systems, managing water resources and many more.

When? Saturday April 23rd from 1-7 pm

Where? IU Research and Teaching Preserve Field Lab

Do you have questions or would like to register? Please contact Michael Caldie by email at

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)

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.

Are you or your group looking for volunteer opportunities? Contact the preserve office at 812-855-8742 or

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.

Revised: August 16, 2010

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