Department of Biological Sciences

Annual Biology Day For High School Students

Biology Day 2014 - TBA

Biology Day is an annual event that gives high school students the opportunity to explore the field of Biology and participate in one of two academic competitions.

Hall Competition: Students will have the opportunity to participate in the hall competition. In the hall competition, students walk the halls of Waggoner Hall, examine the various display cases, and answer questions about those displays.
(NOTE TO TEACHERS
: We want the students to be able to participate in the morning presentations.
Please encourage your students to work through the hall competition questions efficiently.
)

Seminars: Students are invited to attend many different seminars in the morning. The seminars are designed for high school biology students. They will include a wide variety of topics and will be given by both WIU faculty and students. Many of the topics will explore recent research while others will focus on career issues.

Actual Freshman Lecture: Students will also have the opportunity to listen to a freshman level biology lecture.

Biology Bowl: Schools are invited to organize teams of four students to participate in the Biology Bowl Competition.

Important Information

  • Food: Your students will be on their own for lunch. There are several places food can be purchased in the Student Union.

  • Student supervision: Please plan to supervise your students while they are on the campus of Western Illinois University. They will need help finding rooms, finding lunch opportunities, etc., and should not wander off to the campus bowling alley.

  • Parking: When you arrive, the closest parking is 0.75 miles east of Waggoner Hall in the parking area for the WIU Credit Union, University Child Care/Pact Headstart, and Gwendolyn Brooks Cultural Center. Drop your students off and then park your vehicle in the lot. You can also ride the WIU bus system: The green route picks up passengers in this parking lot and then drives directly west towards Waggoner Hall. Just ask the bus driver to let you know when to get off. Green busses should come through the parking lot every seven minutes.

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