ENTOM 3350

ENTOM 3350

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2023-2024.

An interdisciplinary course on how to do effective scientific outreach. The goals of the course are 1) to train students to speak about science with passion and clarity, 2) for the students to be able to teach science effectively in classrooms, science centers, and in large community outreach events, and 3) to train a generation of civically engaged scientific outreach leaders. Students give presentations in schools. Class size is limited. Students who wish to enroll should read blogs.cornell.edu/naturalistoutreach, please contact the instructor to get an enrollment code. 

When Offered Fall.

Permission Note Enrollment limited to: upperclassmen and graduate students.
Prerequisites/Corequisites Prerequisite: one college-level biology course.

Course Attribute (CU-CEL, CU-SBY)

Comments This course receives more credit than typical for the meeting pattern due to fieldwork outside the formal meeting times.

  • Students will be able to give knowledgeable, well-organized and dynamic hands-on presentations. Students learn how to assemble and design illustrative display materials.
  • Students will understand the complexities to design, organize, and manage an outreach event.
  • Students gain experience with the pleasures and realities of teaching children. Additionally, students interact with teachers to integrate their presentations with the curricular needs of the class.
  • Students learn to synthesize biological concepts and create experiential learning materials for use by others

View Enrollment Information

Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Choose one lecture and one field studies.

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  1136 ENTOM 3350   LEC 001

  • Instruction Mode: In Person
    An interdisciplinary, community engaged service-learning course on how to do effective scientific outreach in environmental and organismal biology (http://blogs.cornell.edu/naturalistoutreach). The goals of this course are to 1) to train you to speak about science with passion and clarity, 2) to give you experience doing science outreach in different contexts, 3) to expose you to the diversity of careers in informal and formal science education, and 4) to help develop civically engaged outreach leaders of the future. Naturalist Outreach Program will give you outreach experience in classrooms throughout the region. With feedback from peers and instructors, students develop their own biological presentations and display materials. Speak to instructor for enrollment code. http://www.entomology.cornell.edu/naturalistoutreach.html and http://blackboard.cornell.edu for Entom 3350 and 2) Contact Dr. Rayor (LSR1, 255-8406) with information about your motivation for taking the class and pertinent experience. This permission process will improve the match between students with a desire for civic engagement in science and this practical course. Dr. Rayor will rapidly inform you of her decision and provide you with an enrollment code.

  •  2448 ENTOM 3350   FLD 801

    • TBA
    • Aug 21 - Dec 4, 2023
    • Rayor, L

  • Instruction Mode: In Person
    Course requires attendance at outreach events not held during course lecture time.