The Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences is proud to be a part of the Bloomington community. We offer a variety of educational events each year to engage children, their parents, and other community members. These activities also provide experiential learning opportunities for PBS students who volunteer to assist.
Some events and activities include:
Researchers in the developmental area often collaborate with the WonderLab children's museum in Bloomington to create opportunities and hands-on activities. Past events and exhibitions include Girls in STEM, Science Sprouts Place, and the Your Amazing Brain Exhibition.
Researchers in the developmental area host a free annual summer camp for young children. It usually runs for one or two weeks in the summer and caters to children 4 to 8.
This six-week educational program is presented to children at the Boys & Girls Club. In the Blocks Rock! game, two players compete to build a color-and shape-specific structure in the shortest amount of time. The game is thought to enhance visual-spatial learning.
Monroe County Fall Festival Education Day
We host a booth at the Monroe County Fall Festival with science-related activities for children (and their parents).
Our students complete clinical practice at IU Health, providing assessment, intervention, and program evaluation services.