Educational Resources

Virtual Labs, Lab Tours, and Research Videos:

Currie Lab at UW Madison: Research on Fungus-Growing Ants


Maeda Lab at UW Madison: Discovering Differences in Plant Pigments


Insect Ambassadors at UW-Madison:


Hittinger Lab at UW-Madison: Non-Transitive Fitness Interactions in Yeast


Sharp and Wellik Labs at UW-Madison: The Dual Nature of Mutation


Pringle Lab at UW-Madison: Fungi!


Hawks Lab at UW-Madison: Human Evolution Introduction


Hawks Lab at UW Madison: Virtual Lab Activities in Biological Anthropology


Pool Lab at UW-Madison: Local Adaptation and Reproductive Isolation in Drosophila melanogaster


Sharma Lab at UW-Madison: Macroevolution of Arachnids


Classroom activities about evolution

Tree Thinking with the Clade Race and Pipecleaners

An activity about tree thinking and how it is possible to use character traits to reconstruct evolution. Great for all ages!

Tree Thinking resources

DNA Sequence Evolution

DNA Sequence Evolution Simulation and Phylogenetic Reconstruction Using Pen, Paper and Dice