Ivy Tech to host 60 first-graders at Biology Outdoor Learning Lab, make special funding announcement

BLOOMINGTON – Ivy Tech Community College Bloomington is hosting 60 first-graders from Grandview Elementary School at its Biology Outdoor Learning Lab to celebrate the one-year anniversary since breaking ground on May 1, 2021.

Elementary students, parents, and teachers will spend 2.5 hours in the outdoor lab, learning about seeds and plants. They will make a model of a seed, take notes like a scientist, and plant a seed to take home, along with planting flowers in the college’s Outdoor Learning Lab.

A local funding partner will make a gift announcement and the college will review what was completed in the past year during a ceremony on Tuesday, May 10th at 10 a.m. at the Indiana Center for the Life Sciences, Biology Outdoor Learning Lab on the Ivy Tech campus at 501 N. Profile Parkway in Bloomington.

More information on Ivy Tech’s Biology Outdoor Learning Lab at link.ivytech.edu/biolab.

About Ivy Tech Community College
Ivy Tech Community College (ivytech.edu) is Indiana’s largest public postsecondary institution and the nation’s largest singly accredited statewide community college system, accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. Ivy Tech has campuses throughout Indiana and also serves thousands of students annually online. It serves as the state’s engine of workforce development, offering associate degree and short-term certificate programs, and trainings that align to the needs of the community. The College also offers courses and associate degree programs that seamlessly transfer to other colleges and universities in Indiana, as well as out of state, for a more affordable route to a Bachelor’s degree.