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.

News

‘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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