High School Summer Science

Field Lab at Griffy Woods

Dates: June 12-16

Location: Field Lab at Griffy Woods

Grades: 9-12

Lace up those hiking boots and take to the woods! Work side-by-side with ecologists from Indiana University Research and Teaching Preserve to study and analyze our local forest habitats. During this weeklong event you will: put on waders to assess stream and river bank quality, measure air quality and discover how forests “breathe.” Participants will get their hands dirty practicing the theory of biophilia (humanity’s predisposition to connect with nature), Participate in scientific research and learn to be an advocate for the environment.


  • Arrival Time: 8:30 a.m.
  • Session Time:  9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
  • Leave by: 4:30 p.m.

Registration opens March 1, 2023 at 9 a.m.


Field Lab Prices



$290per student



$310per student
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Field Lab Location

The Field Lab at Griffy Woods
Address: IU Foundation 500 45/46 N State Road Bypass – Participants will meet in the northeastern corner of the Foundation Parking lot. From there all vehicles will head back in one group on the service road.

Arrival Time: 8:30 a.m.
Session Time:  9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Leave by: 4:30 p.m.

The Indiana University Research & Teaching Preserve field lab, completed April 2009, was constructed with the purpose to enhance research and teaching in the environmental sciences on the Indiana University campus. This innovative building serves as a laboratory classroom in a natural setting (situated near University Lake on the Griffy Woods property) and is the first LEED-certified building at IU Bloomington. The field lab has UITS-based technology classrooms, a conference room, three “wet” labs, a computer lab, whiteboards, an 80″ monitor, and other research and teaching equipment.

Read more about The Field Lab at Griffy Woods.

Health, Safety and Liability

WonderLab is committed to ensuring that the options are available to all families. We stay up to date with COVID-19 information and with CDC and Monroe County Health Department recommendations.

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Health & Safety Policy


Have a specific question about Field Lab at Griffy Woods? Send your question to the WonderCamp Director!

Colleen Couper
WonderCamp Director
812.337.1337 ext. 224