Eighteen students in the environmental biology course
taught 110 fourth-grade students from Eisenhower Elementary School how to safely explore the woods in “How
to safely explore the woods: The ecology of the blacklegged tick.” The fourth-grade students spent their day on the IUP campus learning about science.
The educational outreach program on tick ecology was
one of the science sessions held in the Biology Department laboratories in
Weyandt Hall. IUP environmental biology
students who are majoring in early childhood education and special education
led the fourth-grade students though six teaching stations. The teaching stations included the following:
The fourth-grade students especially enjoyed using the
stereomicroscopes to look at the ticks in their various life stages as well as
what to wear and how to walk on the trails in the woods.
Photos: Environmental biology students display the
instructional materials and children’s literature used for the educational