Biology

If it is -- or was -- alive, biologists will study it. From plants to animals and insects to microorganisms, biology helps us understand how living things work and how they function and interact.

What is Biology?

Biology is the natural science that studies life and living organisms, including their physical structure, chemical processes, molecular interactions, physiological mechanisms, development, and evolution.

 

Advances in biology have helped scientists develop better treatments for diseases; understand how a changing environment may affect plants and animals; produce enough food to feed a growing human population; and predict how sticking to an exercise regimen might affect our bodies.

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Programs & Education

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Bones and Biology

Omaha, NE

Halloween is right around the corner, join us for STEM filled spooky activities including spiders and pumpkin catapults.

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Homeschool Series - Earth Science

Omaha, NE

Prairie STEM Fall Homeschool Series will occur on Tuesdays and Thursdays in our classrooms at The Mastercraft Building, 1111 N 13th St. Suite 307, Oma...

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Homeschool Series - Ecosystems

Omaha, NE

Prairie STEM Fall Homeschool Series will occur on Tuesdays and Thursdays in our classrooms at The Mastercraft Building, 1111 N 13th St. Suite 307, Oma...

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Example Careers

Microbiologist

Education Requirements
Bachelor's degree or advanced degree

Average Salary
$61k


Microbiologists study very small organisms, including bacteria, fungi, and algae. They typically work in a laboratory and can conduct research experiments.

Zoologist

Education Requirements
Bachelor's degree or advanced degree

Average Salary
$54k


Zoologists and Wildlife Biologists study the behavior, life cycle, and genetics of animals and wildlife. They may observe animals or collect biological samples to do their research. Many wildlife biologists specialize in a specific area, such as marine biology; Similarly, zoologists specialize in a specific species, such as insects (entomology), birds (orinthology), or reptiles and amphibians (herpetology).

Career salary data provided by: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Outlook handbook and O*NET OnLine.

If biology is not your thing, there are other areas of science!

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