Scientific outreach is important to promote public awareness of science in general and evolutionary literacy specifically. Our lab participates in several public outreach activities such as the Kyrene de la Colina Elementary School’s DISCOVERoom (a weekly STEM-based learning program which takes place during lunch recess), Wilson Elementary School’s STEAM (Science/ Technology/ Engineering/ Art/ Mathematics) Night, and ASU’s BioBridge Program (a two-week event aimed to help incoming students with the transition from high school to college).

Pauline Wilson, Jade Porche, Angelica Urquidez, and Bruno La Rosa (students in our year-long Fall19 / Spring20 ‘Phage Hunters’ course) explaining bacteriophage phenotypic diversity at our activity booth at Wilson Elementary’s 2020 STEAM Night. Picture credits: Susanne Pfeifer.