Haub School of Environment and Natural Resources
Berry Center 231
1000 E. University Ave.
Laramie, WY 82071
The Stable Isotope Facility is a science lab which combines chemistry, mathematics and ecology to understand biological processes in plants, animals and humans. By taking tissue from any formerly or currently living species, one can analysis its isotopic ratios to determine where a plant acquires its water, what a species of bear ate 100 years ago compared to today, the distance a butterfly travels, and more. Stable isotope ecology is a cutting-edge science, and the SIF is one of the finest facilities of its kind in the world.
Enhanced study of a scientific question - students delve deeper by conducting research and using cutting edge lab equipment.
Increased higher-order thinking by considering compounding factors and making connections between causes and effects.
Engagement with the scientific community - students feel a heightened sense of investment in the topic because it creates a platform for interacting with real scientists.
Contact the Biodiversity Institute at 307-766-6240 or email@example.com to discuss with Dorothy Tuthill, Associate Director, what your class can do this school year!