Support BioBonanza!

BioBonanza A Project of Big Blue Crowdfunding

The University of Kentucky Department of Biology is hosting a one-day open house festival called BioBonanza. The event will be held on Saturday, October 14, at the new Don & Cathy Jacobs Science Building, located at 680 Rose Street. This free public event will showcase interactive displays on research taking place in biology at UK. The fun activities will target middle school and high school students, but students of all ages and their families are welcome! "As soon as you walk through the doors you will see all sorts of activities: like displays of how a human heart works, butterflies and all sorts of insects, and you can even try to catch some local insects," said Jennifer Simkin, a postdoctoral student in biology who helped organize the event last year.

BioBonanza is an opportunity for the public to see research and interact with UK students and faculty. Our goal is to foster engagement between the department and the Lexington community and beyond. Last year's inaugural open house was a great success with 450 people in attendance, 23 interactive displays, and 80 volunteers. To continue this annual event, we need your support today. Gifts will be used to cover production expenses--transportation, equipment, publicity, and display materials.

Please show your support for BioBonanza by making a gift to the Biological Sciences Development Fund today!

*All of your gifts will be deposited into the Biology Development account but earmarked for BioBonanza. Every dollar raised will be used to directly support this event. If we do not meet our fundraising goal your gifts will be used to support the event in any way possible. We promise that the event will be held. If we exceed our goal, the additional funds will be carried over to help fund next year's BioBonanza and/or a comparable community outreach event.

$215 Raised
5% towards $3,750 Goal

Supported by 9 Donations:

  • Cindy T.
  • Ann M.
    I Gave $50
    Happy to support this wonderful event!
  • Silhouette
    I Gave $20
    Great outreach event!
  • Lisa B.
    I Gave $25
    Fun introduction to science at UK!
  • Jennifer S.
    We had a great time last year! Let's make it bigger!!
  • Shishir B.
    Can't put a price on Science for kids!
  • Sarah F.
    I Gave $5
  • Benjamin C.
    I Gave $20
    Last year was a HUGE success and we want to do all we can to make this year even better!
  • Luc D.
    I Gave $10
    Let's get things rolling!!!!!!