Biological Science

University of Florida Outreach Catalog

Entomology Outreach Program

Our outreach program is designed to increase awareness and enthusiasm for insects and other "bugs." Shows are given to groups of all sizes and ages and are tailored to meet the  individual needs of the group. We try to make each show fun as well as informative, with lots of live critters and as many hands-on activities as time, size, and age permit.

Fishing For Success (FFS)

Fishing for success is a joint program run by the University of Florida/IFAS Department of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWCC), Gainesville Police Department, and the Alachua County Sheriffs Office. The program uses fishing and other related activities as the "hook" to introduce youth (including "atrisk" groups) to many different aspects of fisheries, environmental sciences, and other vocational/educational opportunities.

Whitney Laboratory - Marine Research Center

Pre-collegiate Program - in cooperation with high school counselors, 1-2 (minority) students benefit from first-hand experience in a research laboratory for a ten-week study period during the summer.

Science Quest

"Windows into Science" will be the theme of this one-week program administered by the University of Florida's Center for Precollegiate Education and Training (UF-CPET). Science Quest engages students in laboratory investigations in molecular sciences, with an emphasis on biomedical, forensic and environmental applications.

Each session is limited to 24 students who will be entering the 10th-grade. Students will live in a campus dorm, attend college lectures, visit research facilities, and participate in varied college and career activities.

Junior Science, Engineering and Humanities Symposium

An annual 3-day conference designed to foster interest in science and mathematics at the middle and high school levels, to offer teachers the opportunity to become aware of ongoing research and investigative lab procedures. Winners of the speaker competition receive a $4,000 scholarship at regional and $16,000 at the national meeting.

Specialized Explorations for Teachers and Students

A year-round program inviting teachers to bring their students to the UF campus for a custom-designed science experience.

Student Science Training Program

An annual, 7-week residential summer program for selected 10th and 11th grade students who are interested in science and engineering careers. The emphasis is on research participation in science, mathematics, computers, and engineering in a mentor relationship with a UF faculty member.

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