For over a decade, Jut Wynne has served as both a instructor and guest lecturer teaching both college students and science teachers about ecology, cave biology and various aspects of speleology. Additionally, he has spoken with over a thousand K-12 students on a range of topics including cave detection using thermal imaging, caves on Mars, cave adaptations and cave-adapted animals and cave roosting bats.

If you could like to schedule Jut to present at your school, please contact him.

University Instruction

2014

Guest lecturer, Invertebrate Biology course, Department of Biology, Georgia Southern University, Statesboro. Lectured students about cave-adaptation, cave biology and conducting fieldwork in remote areas.

2013

Instructor, Department of Biological Sciences, Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff. Worked with an undergraduate student to image cave-dwelling arthropods and supervised while conducting cave biological fieldwork.

2008

Instructor, Independent Study (Project: The Effects of Temperature and Insolation on Cave Arthropod Communities), Department of Biological Sciences, Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff.

Instructor, NASA Spaceward Bound!, Mojave Desert Expedition,  Zzyzx, CA.

2007

Instructor, Environmental Ecology (ENV 326), School of Earth Sciences and Sustainable Environments, Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff.

Instructor, Cave Biological Inventory Techniques, NPS/BLM Cave and Karst Resources Management Training Course, Las Vegas, NV (course designed for land managers).

Instructor, NASA Spaceward Bound!, Mojave Desert Expedition, Zzyzx, CA.

2006

NAU Department of Biological Sciences, NAU, Guest lecturer for Biology 101 (Con Slobodchikoff, Instructor). Lecture:  Cave invertebrates of Arizona and Belize. 


K-12 Instruction

"Jut's dynamic teaching skills and contagious enthusiasm had the students captivated, and engaged during each visit.  I've never seen anything like it with my students. Afterward, Jut was bombarded with students bursting with questions and several from students that had shown no interest in learning about science at all! By having such a diversely experienced and field-proven scientist, Jut showed them the excitement of scientific discovery and made the critical connection between learning science in the classroom and actually doing it as a career."

Jon Helleson, 5th grade science teacher, DeMiguel Elementary School, Flagstaff, AZ

"Dr. Jut Wynne’s vast biological experience created an enthralling learning opportunity for our kids. Questions were flying, information was exchanged, and perhaps one or two students were inspired to become scientists! Thank you, Dr. Wynne.” 

Laura Mineer, 4th grade teacher, Cottonwood Elementary School, Cottonwood, Arizona

2014

Cottonwood Elementary School, Cottonwood, AZ. Gave lecture to entire forth grade on cave biology and conservation.

DeMiguel Elementary School, Flagstaff, AZ. Gave lecture to entire fifth grade on cave science and exploration on Earth and beyond.

Porter-­Gaud School, Charleston, SC. Middle school assembly (6th-­8th grade). Lecture: The Mysteries of Easter Island Caves.

Porter-Gaud School, Charleston, SC. High school assembly (9th–12th grade). Lecture: Bats and Bugs of Grand Canyon.

Porter-­Gaud School, Charleston, SC. Guest lecturer for AP Marine Science (12th grade) course. Discussed theory of island biogeography and how plants and animals disperse to and across islands.

Porter-­Gaud School, Charleston, SC. Primary school assembly (1st–5th grade). Lecture: Cave Science and Exploration, Cave Life on Earth and Beyond.

Porter-­Gaud School, Charleston, SC. Guest lecturer for AP Environmental Science (12th grade) course. Led a class discussion on white-­nose syndrome, the impacts on bat populations and the importance of bats to both humans and ecosystems.

2009

Flagstaff Middle School, Flagstaff, AZ. Gave lecture to two seventh grades on cave biology and exploration.

DeMiguel Elementary School, Flagstaff, AZ. Gave lecture to entire sixth grade on cave science and exploration.

2008

DeMiguel Elementary School, Flagstaff, AZ. Gave lecture to entire sixth grade on cave science and exploration.

2007

DeMiguel Elementary School, Flagstaff, AZ. Gave lecture to entire sixth grade on cave detection in the thermal infrared and the search for Martian cave life.

2006

Needlewood Middle School, Brunswick, GA. Gave lecture to 6th graders on astrobiology, Mars and searching for life underground.

DeMiguel Elementary School, Flagstaff, AZ. Taught 6th graders about bat ecology and conservation.

2004

Flagstaff Junior Academy, Flagstaff Festival of Science In-Classroom Lecture Series, Flagstaff, AZ. Developed curricula and taught 8th graders regarding the importance of protecting bats and caves.

Sechrist Elementary School, Flagstaff Festival of Science In-Classroom Lecture Series, Flagstaff, AZ. Developed curricula and taught 1st regarding the importance of protecting bats and caves.

John Q. Thomas Elementary School, Flagstaff Festival of Science In-Classroom Lecture Series, Flagstaff, AZ. Developed curricula and taught 3rd graders regarding the importance of protecting bats and caves.

2003

Sechrist Elementary School, Flagstaff Festival of Science In-Classroom Lecture Series, Flagstaff, AZ. Developed curricula and taught 1st graders regarding the importance of protecting bats and caves.