K–12 Outreach

The Department of Biological Sciences at the University of Pittsburgh extends its teaching mission beyond the walls of the Clapp / Langley / Crawford complex to bring understanding of science to the greater Pittsburgh area. It is the goal of the Outreach program is to bridge the gap between the science community and K-12 teachers and students. In past years this has been accomplished through several successful programs, and now more than ever we are finding new ways to effectively translate current science into the classroom. Our programs support teachers, students and classrooms by providing cutting-edge technology and developing new techniques for incorporating that technology into the classroom.

There are several programs targeted to different facets of the Outreach program goals. Click on the links below to view more information about these programs, which include workshops for High School teachers in Computation Biology and Experimental Design, field trips to University facilities, on-site visits to Elementary, Middle, and High Schools - all made possible by funding from the HHMI Undergraduate Science Education Program.