Explore the environment and sustainability with IPE
The IU Research and Teaching Preserve (RTP) regularly offers workshops for teachers interested in furthering their expertise in environmental education. Workshops include Project WILD, Aquatic WILD, and Project WET; all programs seek to foster responsible action towards natural resources and wildlife. Certifications are given by the Indiana Department of Natural Resources.
Since 2017, Educating for Environmental Change (EfEC) has provided professional development programs to help K-12 science educators effectively teach the science and policy of climate change. Utilizing hands-on activities co-designed by IU environmental scientists, EfEC helps elucidate and deepen educator understanding of key concepts related to climate change including its causes, impacts, and steps we can take to mitigate its severity. EfEC is a collaboration between Indiana University faculty, K-12 educators, and the WonderLab Museum of Science, Health, and Technology.
On March 30, 2022, live and in-person, over 1,000 Colleges, Universities, High Schools and K-8 schools worldwide engaged over half a million people in a one-day Teach-In on climate solutions - and justice in the transition - as a part of Bard College’s Solve Climate by 2030 initiative.
The Integrated Program in the Environment hosted an esteemed panel of speakers for a virtual, climate teach-in titled "Climate Imaginaries: Environmental Communication, Narrative, and Justice."
The Indiana Master Naturalist program provides participants with an introduction to Hoosier natural resources through the eyes of resource professionals and experts in the field. It also provides a way for participants to share that knowledge, along with your life experiences, through volunteer service.
The IURTP offers guided hikes through several of its properties across Monroe County, a unique opportunity for students and community members to explore beautiful natural areas not normally open to the public. Hike leaders from the Preserve lead these exercusions, and serve as a resource to participants who wish to learn more about the properties and ongoing research projects. Hikes take place every week for most of the year, email firstname.lastname@example.org to sign up.
IPE regularly hosts public events with expert panels and keynote speakers, focused on new and cutting-edge topics in environment and sustainability.
Science Fest is an annual, family-friendly event featuring over 150 science activities in 20 scientific areas. Visit IPE's table and learn how to identify tree species, take a Woodland Campus Tour, and learn more about environmental and sustainability research at IU.