Five Caltech Geobiology Grad Students and Postdocs Visit Blair’s IB Biology Classes of Ms. Reynoso

Five Caltech geobiology grad students and postdocs recently visited IB Biology classes of Ms. Reynoso at Blair High School to talk microbes as part of Caltech Educational Outreach program. Students set up Winogradsky columns with dirt brought from all over Pasadena, fed it from a selection of nutrients, and will be monitoring it over the next several months. They can’t wait to see what happens next!

Caltech Educational Outreach programs, housed within the Center for Teaching, Learning, and Outreach, translate and transfer the essence of the Institute’s research for the purpose of increasing public awareness and understanding of basic science and engineering principles. Its faculty, staff, and students are involved in all aspects of these high-impact, transportable programs, which expose local and regional PreK, elementary, middle, and high school students, teachers, and parents to cutting-edge science and technology. Caltech Educational Outreach programs inform, inspire, and motivate specific audiences through both informal and formal education tools and mechanisms in alignment with state and national science education standards. For more information, visit

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