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Outreach & Public Engagement

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School and Youth Club Visits

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For over a decade, the IGB has been partnering with area schools (including both the Champaign and Urbana school districts), as well as after-school, community, and enrichment programs, to bring hands-on genomics activities to K-12 students. IGB staff and researchers coordinate with teachers and mentors to tailor content to suit the age range, interests, and needs of each group. Programs to which we have contributed include campus field trips, classroom visits, STEM and school open house nights, after-school and summer camp guest activities, and homeschooling group events.

How can we request a visit?

We are always excited to hear from a new potential partner! Contact us at, tell us more about your group and we will follow up to discuss possible ways to engage. 

Who can request a visit?

If you have a group in this age range that is interested in exploring the intersection of biology and society, please get in touch!

Is there a cost for the visit?

Like the University of Illinois as a whole, our institute is a non-profit entity and we do not charge for field trips or school visits.



Request a visit

Interested in partnering with us? Start the conversation by filling out this form so we can learn about your group!

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