This June, I taught a two-week summer zoology course through Indiana University’s Foundations in Science and Mathematics (FSM) program for the second year in a row! The FSM program is organized and run entirely by current IU graduate students and offers summer classes to help local high school students prepare for upcoming science and mathematics courses.
As always, I had a wonderful time sharing my passion for science with my students! During this year’s class, my students had the opportunity to observe and interact with a variety of live animals, including upside-down jellyfish, freshwater mussels, sea anemones, brittle stars, weakly electric fish, and dark-eyed juncos.
Featured Image: my zoology students Tommy Everett (left) and Abdu Khodikhojaev (right) handle a brittle star during our class laboratory on molluscs and echinoderms.