Welcome to Tiny Earth!

Tiny Earth is a network of instructors and students focused on
studentsourcing antibiotic discovery from soil.

The challenges are huge…

Today we are fighting a shortage of effective antibiotics as “superbugs” evolve resistance to our most-used antibiotics. Simultaneously, we face a shortage of science trainees as unengaging introductory science courses fail to retain some of the best and brightest students in STEM fields.

but the solutions start tiny.

Unearthing new antibiotic-producing microbes from the soil can address a worldwide health threat while inspiring students to pursue careers in science. Tiny Earth brings the potential for global impact through original laboratory and field research conducted in introductory courses.


‘Studentsourcing’ a solution at State College of Florida Sarasota-Manatee
Carol F. Probstfeld, president of State College of Florida Manatee-Sarasota, weighs in on the importance and impact of Tiny Earth and instructor Eric Warrick at SCF.
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Tiny Earth at Lambeau Field is About Scientific Discovery
From UWGB: Students from across the state of Wisconsin came together on Friday, Dec. 6, 2019 at Lambeau Field to give presentations about their findings regarding antibiotic resistance.
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The Tiny Earth Network

Our Network
Tiny Earth is a global network of students and instructors dedicated to discovering new antibiotics from soil and creating engaging laboratory coursework.
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