Institute for Biology Education
445 Henry Mall, 1st Floor
Madison, WI 53706 (map)
FAX 608-890-0576

Learning has no limits


Science Outreach in Action!

The Adult Role Models in Science (ARMS) program's afterschool science clubs are featured in this new video. To find out more about this nationally recognized outreach program and how it builds capacity in local schools and community centers, visit the ARMS page or read this interview with Dolly Ledin, who has managed the program since 1990.

Get Involved in the BioCommons!

The Institute for Biology Education, Steenbock Library, and the Office of Undergraduate Advising are creating a collaborative, cross-campus community and learning space for the biological sciences. Learn more here

Where's the biology department at UW–Madison? There's not just one biology department, there are dozens! That's one reason the Institute for Biology Education exists. We provide a central source of information and support for people who want to make the most of all UW–Madison has to offer in the biological sciences, whether they're interested in pursuing a degree themselves or helping the next generation of young scientists. There's no limit to the possibilities....

For Bioscience Undergraduates: 
help in exploring biology on campus, making a good start, and getting involved beyond the classroom 

For University Educators:
support for innovative teaching through consultation, resources,  programs, and learning communities

For Pre-College Students:
hands-on science experiences and opportunities to learn more about college and careers
For K-12 Educators:
opportunities to learn more about science and the best ways to help students connect to it 

Contact us or visit in person:
608-265-2600 • biology@biology.wisc.edu • 445 Henry Mall • Madison, WI  53706 • interactive map

The Institute for Biology Education encourages whole-person, whole-life learning in biology—learning that goes beyond the boundaries of any classroom or campus. This requires innovative programs, resources, and collaborations that help sharpen the tools for scientific inquiry while connecting them with real-world situations. Innovative excellence in biology education not only improves the practice of science, it also contributes to a more informed and active citizenry and a flourishing planet.