The Nina Mason Pulliam EcoLab offers a wide range of educational experiences to meet the need of your classroom, school program, church, or other organization. Professional educators lead our programs and content is aligned with Indiana Academic Standards and National Science Education Standards. Our programs emphasize collaborative group work and science process skills.

Check out the following program formats to see what works best for your group or download our program guide.


These interactive science demonstrations are held at your location and designed for groups of 35 or more. Assemblies are 60 minutes in length and can accommodate multiple classrooms and grade levels.


These dynamic workshops provide age appropriate opportunities for hands-on exploration of science. Participants will observe, question, research, predict, and experiment to find answers. Workshops are 60 or 90 minutes in length and can accommodate a single classroom of 35 or fewer students.

Interactive Video Conferences (IVC) 

Interactive video conferencing programs, also called distance learning, allow the Nina Mason Pulliam EcoLab to bring interactive life science programs to your location without you ever having to leave your building! Programs are 45 minutes in length. Program times are set to work with your classroom schedule.

Environmental Experiences

These outdoor workshops include educational experiences and hands-on environmental stewardship activities that emphasize service in an outdoor lab setting with a focus on the environment. Programs can be at the NMP EcoLab or an outdoor location near you. Programs can be one hour to four hours in length, with the ideal maximum group size being 25 students. Larger groups will require special staffing arrangements.

Science Festivals 

Transform a large room into a “festival” of hands-on learning stations. The NMP EcoLab will fill tables with science equipment, experiences, and challenges that provide participants of all ages with problem-solving fun. Programs are up to two hours in length and can accommodate over 100 participants.

Afterschool Programs 

After-school science programs are designed to make life science topics come alive for students. Each series of six to nine sessions relates to a specific focus area; individual sessions are 30 to 60 minutes in length.

Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts 

Join the NMP EcoLab for some science fun and earn your badge at the same time. These programs were designed especially for Girl Scout or Boy Scout troops. Programs fulfill the requirements necessary to earn the appropriate badge.

Summer Camps 

Science and math summer camps provide in-depth experiences for students. Campers will participate in classroom, lab, and outdoor activities including experiments, team projects, field trips, and more. Camps are age and grade specific and are aligned to Indiana Academic Standards.

Professional Development 

Marian University offers methematics adn science professional development programs for K - 12 teachers.

Adult Programs 

Adult education outreach programs provide opportunities to continue your personal growth and encourage life-long learning. We offer informative and interesting classes for adults. We can visit your site or connect through interactive video conferencing. 

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