Are you interested in getting some teaching and outreach experience? If so, consider volunteering to participate in the fall semester’s BIOBUGS (Biology Inquiry and Outreach with Boston University Graduate Students) program. BIOBUGS is a week-long program where we invite Boston area high school biology classes to come to Boston University and participate in a newly redesigned 3 hour lab, Comparative Vertebrate Anatomy!
In this lab students will study the internal anatomy of six classes of vertebrates (cartilaginous and bony fish, amphibian, reptile, bird, and mammal) through hands-on examination of dissected whole specimens as well as prepared skeletons and skins. They will then be asked to formulate hypotheses about the ecology of each dissected species based on their observations of the similarities and differences between each specimen.
We are looking for Sackler graduate students who want to either teach or volunteer for one or more days of the program. No prior experience in vertebrate anatomy is required – instruction will be provided! The labs will be run December 10-11 and December 14-16, 2015 from 9am-12pm, and are followed by a free pizza lunch from 12pm-1pm for all teachers and volunteers. Please contact Melissa LaBonty (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Joslyn Mills (Joslyn.email@example.com) to sign up or get more information.