Biology Resource Room
Heritage Hall Room 206
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday: 8 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Wednesday: 8 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Friday: 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
As a biology student at Inver Hills, you’ll find that the Biology Resource Room is a great space for completing your biology projects and assignments with opportunities to investigate models, skeletons, bones, and microscope slides. You can work on your own, or in small groups, or with the help of a peer tutor or faculty member.
The Biology Resource Room provides a comfortable, well-equipped atmosphere to study and learn. You are welcome to use the room as often as you wish.
The Biology Resource Room is not set up to give you specific answers to questions on a worksheet or assignment. However, making the most of the assets and support the room offers will go a long way in helping you understand biological concepts. Because the Biology Resource Room is reserved for studying and learning, not socializing, you should always be respectful of your fellow students working in the room.
Note: biology faculty members deliver workshops on various topics throughout the year. The workshops focus on strategies and tools for success in your biology courses.
When using the Biology Resource Room, you should always sign in at the computer conveniently located on a table as you enter the room. Signing in helps biology faculty maximize the room’s effectiveness.
Peer tutors are available in the Biology Resource Room during hours posted outside the room. Help from peer tutors is provided on a first-come, first-served basis. Biology faculty may also schedule hours in the room and will tutor students in their specialties. Peer tutors wear nametags that include their job title. Faculty members in the room can also be identified by their name tags.
If you need materials not found in the Biology Resource Room, please check with the lab manager, who is located in the Biology Laboratory Preparation Office (Heritage Hall 222a).
More about peer tutors
The Peer Tutoring Center, located on the second floor of the Library building, provides additional peer tutors in the Biology Resource Room. Recommended by faculty, peer tutors are students who have completed one or more biology courses with a grade of A or B.
A schedule of available peer tutors and their assigned hours is posted outside the Biology Resource Room. Peer tutors may be able to help with lab materials or lecture content, depending on the courses they are competent to tutor.
You should have specific questions or needs when working with a peer tutor, who serves the role of helping you understand concepts and develop study skills; peer tutors do not re-teach courses or provide answers to assignment questions.
Proper use of materials
Materials in the Biology Resource Room are for use by all Inver Hills students. Materials should be handled carefully and respectfully so that future students will have the same resources available in the best condition possible.
A wide variety of resources are available in the Biology Resource Room, including anatomical models, textbooks, lab manuals, microscopes, and microscope slides.