EEB is involved in a variety of outreach activities on campus, in Knoxville, and beyond.
Charles Darwin, best known for his contributions to the field of evolutionary biology, was born on February 12, 1809. EEB helps celebrate his birthday each February by sponsoring Darwin Day events on and around campus. Learn more at the Darwin Day website.
Each October, Zoo Knoxville hosts Boo at the Zoo, Knoxville’s largest Halloween event. EEB has a stall at the event each year, to help educate the public about the many benefits bats provide to their ecosystems. Learn more at the Zoo Knoxville website.
The Spring Wildflower Pilgrimage is a five-day event held each April in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. It offers professionally guided programs which explore the region’s rich wildflowers, wildlife, ecology, culture, and natural history through walks, photographic tours, seminars, and more. Learn more at the Spring Wildflower Pilgrimage website.
UT’s award-winning Kids U summer camps are exclusive opportunities for area youth in grades 3-12. Children come to UT and learn from college faculty, staff, and graduate students, in a variety of fields, including EEB. Learn more at the Kids U website.
Biology in a Box was started by EEB’s Professor Susan Riechert to create a fun and challenging way for entire schools to enhance their life sciences curriculum at all grade levels, and to encourage student interest in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) disciplines. The program employs a hands-on, inquiry-based approach to teach the wonders of the living world, as well as introducing the scientific methods and math skills we use to understand that world. Learn more at the Biology in a Box website.