Haub School of Environment and Natural Resources
Berry Center 231
1000 E. University Ave.
Laramie, WY 82071
The Berry Center is a great place for families, classes and UW faculty, staff, students and alumni to visit and learn with. Please contact Associate Director Dorothy Tuthill (307-766-6279 or firstname.lastname@example.org) with questions or to schedule your visit.
Science Pen Pals - ask questions related to life sciences and get answers from scientists who work in that field at the University of Wyoming!
Biodiversity Field Trips - experience outdoor education, ranging from plant, animal and fungi identification to nature observation and data collection! Click here to read about the aspen genetics lab.
Biodiversity Workshops - learn how biologists measure biodiversity and how this can influence policy-makers' and land managers' decisions on whether to protect it.
Mission Impossible: WyoBio - receive a video outlining a mission to collect and submit information about the plants, animals, insects and other living creatures in your area!
Science Posse Collaboration - Explore science in and beyond the Berry Center! Workshops can be set up in your schools or at the UW, and Science Posse and the Biodiversity Institute can join forces to cover topics including but not limited to life sciences.
Museum of Vertebrates - examine the mammals, birds, fishes and amphibians of Wyoming and beyond, and learn how speciation is an important process in nature.
"Berry Prairie" Green Roof - study the native plants and pollinators of Wyoming prairies on the green roof, and evaluate how green roofs influence urban dynamics and conservation.
Wyoming Natural Diversity Database - track Wyoming's rare and sensitive plant and animal species through mapping, data collection and analysis, and collaboration.
Macromolecular Analysis Core - learn how to extract DNA and pinpoint molecular content of a specimen, and see how that information can be used in scientific study.
Stable Isotope Facility - using scales, microscopes and chemistry, see how weights of atoms can tell stories about a plant or animals' life history.
We are committed to creating useful and fun biodiversity-related projects for your classrooms, even if you aren't able to visit the Berry Center. Currently available programs include:
Wildflower, insect and biodiversity crossword puzzles
Wyoming Nature Network (under formation)
What programs would you like to see developed and used in your classroom? Click here to provide your feedback!