Call for posters on climate change research – Poster session July 10

The IU / WonderLab Summer Science Institute on Teaching Climate Change – Call for Posters


Calling early-career researchers studying environmental change: Register now to present at a lunchtime poster session for Indiana K-12 teachers and high school students participating in the IU / WonderLab Summer Science Institute on teaching climate change. This is a great opportunity to practice translating your research into a publicly-accessible message.


Additional details: As part of the IU “Prepared for Environmental Change” Grand Challenge, WonderLab and IU faculty are teaming up to hold a three-day, hands-on workshop for 40 teachers from across Indiana from both elementary (K-6) and secondary (7-12) schools. The poster session is additionally sponsored by the IU Integrated Program in the Environment (IPE).


We’re asking three big questions together:

  • How do we know our environment is changing — and how do we know humans are causing the change?
  • What are the impacts (effects) of environmental change?
  • What do we need to do?


We’re excited to share research and work-in-progress that addresses one or more of these questions.  Our goal is to show our teachers the power and breadth of environmental science and policy research right here in Indiana.


WHERE: The big atrium in the north side of Jordan Hall.


WHEN: July 10th, 2019. Set up and in place by 11:15 am, pack up around 1:15 pm.


A NOTE ON EQUITY AND INCLUSION: We actively encourage presenters who come from many different disciplines as well as backgrounds and personal identities.  Please let us know on the presenter form if you will need physical support (for example, in pinning up your poster or finding a chair for presenting).


OUR SUGGESTED POSTER FORMAT is simple, and it won’t take you much time to set up! Your audience will not be an academic one, and your poster will describe your research in very general terms. See a template here. ​


WANT MORE HELP OR HAVE QUESTIONS? On the morning of June 24th, one of the Summer Science Institute’s resident teachers, Dr. Kirstin Milks of Bloomington High School South, will be running a “cookie chat” to help students craft and hone their message. She will be assisted by O’Neill SPEA Phd Program Director Dr. Kim Novick. More details about this session will be forthcoming.


If you have additional questions, email Kirstin directly at from your IU address (so the school system’s spam filter is less likely to block your message!) or email Kim at



ICAN at IU callout meeting on Thursday, August 30

About ICAN

Indiana Canine Assistance Network is an organization that provides children and adults with disabilities a service dog to help them live more independent and productive lives.

Carefully screened incarcerated adults train the dogs, giving them professional and life skills that help with a successful re-entry into our communities.

Our Mission at ICAN at IU

We are a group of dedicated students with a passion for dogs and helping individuals in our community! Our goal is to raise awareness about service dogs and raise money for the Indiana Canine Assistance Network. We hope that our support will better not only the individuals we will be working with but future generations to come!

ICAN at IU Callout Meeting Flyer

How to be a Lobbyist for Science – today (Thursday, Feb. 22) at 12:30 p.m. FREE LUNCH!


in collaboration with

Union of Concerned Scientists

Environmental Management & Sustainable Development Association (EMSDA) and

Students for Equity in Public Service (SEPA)

 is proud to present

 Dori Chandler

Union of Concerned Scientists


Effective Communication with Legislators

Or… How to be a Lobbyist for Science

Are you a Scientist? An Advocate for Science? Proud of the work you do?  We are!  Join Concerned Scientists @ IU and Union of Concerned Scientists to let your member of Congress know that they should care too!  Learn how to plan, conduct, and follow up on an in-person meeting with your United States senators. The training will be followed by opportunities to lobby in-district, including a lobby day the following day in Indianapolis on Friday, February 23rd.  Continue reading “How to be a Lobbyist for Science – today (Thursday, Feb. 22) at 12:30 p.m. FREE LUNCH!”

Volunteers needed for June 22 Girls Inc. event in Jordan Hall

Girls Inc. is a local, non-profit organization in Bloomington that helps girls in the community be “strong, smart, and bold.” This summer, Girls Inc. is hosting STEM Week! in conjunction with other IU science departments like physics, chemistry, and computer science. Biology day will be held on Wednesday, June 22, from 10am-4pm. Approximately 12-15 girls ranging from ages 10-16 come to Jordan Hall for a fun day of activities.

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Volunteers needed for Science Olympiad Fossil Challenge

Indiana University is hosting the Indiana State Science Olympiad and there are a number of activities going on here on campus the day of the event, Saturday March 19th. The competition this year features a fossil identification challenge and we’re in need of volunteers to help with the grading of the fossil activity (key provided). You don’t have to be paleo-inclined, just willing to help out with a group of highly motivated high school and middle school students that are interested in the history of life on this planet.

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Leonard Springs Nature Days Seeks Volunteers

Volunteer to teach area sixth-grade students about our awesome natural heritage through multiple stations including karst, creeks, wetlands, and forests. Here are the dates:


Tuesday, March 8

Tuesday, March 22

Tuesday, March 29

Tuesday, April 5

Tuesday, April 12

Tuesday, May 10 (rain date)


Duties: If you have an interest in the outdoors and enjoy working with children, sign up for our Leonard Springs Nature Day programs. Station facilitators and group leaders are needed.


Program Time: 9:15 a.m.-2:00 p.m.

Continue reading “Leonard Springs Nature Days Seeks Volunteers”

Volunteers needed for 3rd grade classroom visits

The Biology Outreach Department takes hands-on biology activities to several classrooms throughout Bloomington and we need volunteers! We need volunteers to help run small group activities with 3rd graders.  We ask that volunteers commit to one or two classes for 5 visits over the course of the semester.  We do provide transportation to and from Jordan Hall to the elementary schools.  If you are interested in volunteering, please look over this 2016 Spring Third Grade Recruitment Schedule.  If a class fits with your schedule, please email me at

Leah Simoni