Biology

Explore Opportunities

Plants, bugs, birds and more! Biology has many areas of focus and we have expert faculty in a variety of different disciplines. We offer everything from tours of our facilities to bringing the creepy crawly bugs to you. Explore your options below and let us show you what Biology is all about.

  • Professor: Lynn Janik
  • Description: Half-hour tour of three rooftop greenhouses including discussions of ecosystem adaptation, plant propagation and plant/insect interactions.
  • Ideal time: Regular school hours
  • Evenings available: Some
  • Weekends available: No
  • Program is mobile: No
  • Program is on campus: Yes
  • Group Size: 25 people max.
  • Handicap accessible: No
  • Fee: $1 per person
  • Available during: Academic year only
  • Phone: 836-3523
  • Email: youngjlm@uwec.edu
  • Preferred contact: Phone
  • Special notes: Larger groups can be split between greenhouse and James Newman Clark Bird Museum programs.
  • Professor: Dan Janik, Tali Lee
  • Description: We bring in live speakers to give presentations on interesting biology topics. Students and faculty/staff from a wide array of departments and also community members enjoy listening to and discussing the presentations.
  • Ideal time: Thursdays, 4 p.m.
  • Evenings available: No
  • Weekends available: No
  • Program is mobile: No
  • Program is on campus: Yes
  • Group Size: Less than 40
  • Handicap accessible: Yes
  • Fee: None
  • Available during: Academic year only
  • Phone: 836-4166
  • Email: janikds@uwec.edu
  • Preferred contact: Either
  • Special notes: None
  • Professor: Lynn Janik
  • Description: The bird museum is open for self-guided tours. Guided tours are available. Contact for more information.
  • Ideal time: Regular school hours.
  • Evenings available: No
  • Weekends available: Saturday mornings
  • Program is mobile: No
  • Program is on campus: Yes
  • Group Size: No restrictions
  • Handicap accessible: Yes
  • Fee: $1 per person
  • Available during: Academic year, summer, Winterim
  • Phone: 836-3523
  • Email: youngjlm@uwec.edu
  • Preferred contact: Phone
  • Special notes: Larger groups can be split between Greenhouse and James Newman Clark Bird Museum programs.
  • Professor: Paula Kleintjes
  • Description: One-hour presentation featuring live insects, insect displays and pictures. Students are taught the basics of being a bug and why insects are so successful.
  • Ideal time: Regular school hours.
  • Evenings available: No
  • Weekends available: No
  • Program is mobile: Yes
  • Program is on campus: No
  • Group Size: Flexible
  • Handicap accessible: Yes
  • Fee: None
  • Available during: Academic year
  • Phone: 836-4166
  • Email: kleintpk@uwec.edu
  • Preferred contact: Either
  • Special notes: Limited availability — please contact before planning on this program.
  • Professor: Todd Wellnitz
  • Description: A mobile teaching activity for learning about aquatic invertebrates and their ecology.
  • Ideal time: Warm weather
  • Evenings available: No
  • Weekends available: No
  • Program is mobile: Yes
  • Program is on campus: Yes
  • Group Size: Flexible
  • Handicap accessible: Yes
  • Fee: N/A
  • Available during: Academic year
  • Phone: 836-4166
  • Email: wellnita@uwec.edu
  • Preferred contact: Either
  • Special notes: Limited availability — please contact before planning on this program.
  • Professor: David Lonzarich
  • Description: Introduce students to careers in marine biology and major topics in the conservation and exploitation of marine fishes.
  • Ideal time: N/A
  • Evenings available: No
  • Weekends available: No
  • Program is mobile: Yes
  • Program is on campus: Yes
  • Group Size: Flexible
  • Handicap accessible: Yes
  • Fee: N/A
  • Available during: Academic year
  • Phone: 836-4166
  • Email: lonzard@uwec.edu
  • Preferred contact: Either
  • Special notes: Limited availability — please contact before planning on this program.
  • Professor: David Lonzarich
  • Description: Introduce students to the extraordinary diversity and behavior of fishes in Wisconsin lakes and streams.
  • Ideal time: N/A
  • Evenings available: No
  • Weekends available: No
  • Program is mobile: Yes
  • Program is on campus: Yes
  • Group Size: Flexible
  • Handicap accessible: Yes
  • Fee: N/A
  • Available during: Academic year
  • Phone: 836-4166
  • Email: lonzard@uwec.edu
  • Preferred contact: Either
  • Special notes: Limited availability — please contact before planning on this program.
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