The Dr. Lanier E. Byrd Sanctuary - The Natural Sciences Tutoring Lab
The Natural Sciences Tutoring Lab, affectionately named The Byrd Sanctuary, in honor of retired Natural Science Department Chair Dr. Lanier E. Byrd, provides support to St. Philip's College students to promote academic and personal growth in the Natural Sciences, as well as to develop an appreciation for learning and life-long success.
"The Byrd" is a free-tutoring lab available exclusively to students enrolled in SPC Natural Science courses to utilize throughout the entire academic year in order to succeed in their studies in the Natural Science Department and the various disciples that the department serves. The Byrd delivers essential tutoring services to students in a motivational and stimulating environment in an effort to inspire the academic interest and success of the individual student in the Natural Sciences courses. The Byrd is maintained by a dedicated staff of knowledgeable professionals with degrees in the various subject areas, is supported by the Faculty in the Natural Science department and offers peer tutoring services from current St. Philip's students. Additionally, The Byrd is well equipped with the materials and study resources that are essential for student success.
Welcome to St. Philip's College and The Natural Sciences Department. We look forward to supporting you in achieving your academic and career goals.
Have a Wonderful Year!
Cheers To Your Individual Success!
The Natural Science Department Faculty & Staff
SEG Scholarship - Byrd Sanctuary Peer Tutoring
The Natural Science
Department and The Byrd Sanctuary are excited to offer the Student Engagement
Grant (SEG) Scholarship opportunity for current St. Philip’s College students
to provide peer tutoring to fellow students in The Byrd Sanctuary. By actively engaging with their peers, SEG
student tutors are able to utilize and maintain the knowledge and skill sets
that they have obtained from their completed Natural Science Courses. Complete
details about the SEG Scholarship are outlined in the application
Current Application cycle is OPEN!
The Fall 2017 application will be available during the first two weeks of the Fall 2017 semester.
Applications can be picked up in The Byrd Sanctuary ( SCI 202) and the Natural Sciences Department office(SCI 206).
Byrd Sanctuary Fall 2017 Application
Byrd Sanctuary Student Use Agreement
The Byrd Sanctuary, The Natural Sciences Department and the faculty and
staff are committed to supporting students to be successful in their academic
endeavors. A significant factor to
ensuring the academic success of each student is the individual effort that the
student makes themselves to ensure that they are also committed to making the
effort to contribute to their personal academic growth and success. As such,
expectations of students are detailed below to ensure that the student is
successful in their academic courses in the Natural Sciences Department at St.
Philip’s College. All students should
read and understand the expectations that are outlined below and discuss with
either their instructor or the coordinator of the Byrd Sanctuary if they have
any further questions.
Students are encouraged to review the student use agreement.
Byrd Sanctuary Student Use Agreement
Useful Information about The Byrd Sanctuary
What do I need to do to utilize The Byrd Sanctuary?
Students will need their student ID
with their Banner Number
ALL students are REQUIRED to Sign In
at the front desk
Bring your enthusiasm to succeed in
your Natural Science course
What resources are available in The Byrd Sanctuary?
The Byrd is fully equipped with the study resources
what St. Philip's College students need in order to successfully complete their
Natural Science courses.
The Byrd contains all of the models that the student
will utilize in the AP course series in order to study for both the AP Mock
Exam and graded exam that the Natural Sciences Department hosts. The Byrd has
many additional resources on hand for AP students including Anatomy Atlases and
useful study guides.
The Byrd also contains many resources for all
Chemistry courses in The Natural Science Department including useful study
guides as well as Chemistry model sets.
Resources available for use in The Byrd Sanctuary:
· AP I &
for all Natural Science Courses
· iPads with AP and Chemistry apps
All resources are available for use exclusively in The Byrd
Sanctuary and may not be checked out.
How do I print in The Byrd Sanctuary? Using GoPrint
All computer stations are connected
to a main printer located in The Byrd Sanctuary. A student will attempt to print a file and a
Go Print dialogue box will automatically open. The student will the follow the
instructions listed below.
Create a New User Profile – maintain
your Username and Password in a secure location
Add funds to your account with a
Debit Card - $.10 per page
Print the selected documents
Sign out of your account!
BIOL 2401/2402/2404 - Anatomy & Physiology
The Byrd is fully equipped with the study
resources what St. Philip's College students need in order successfully
complete the Anatomy and Physiology courses. The Byrd contains all of
the models that the student will utilize in the AP lab course series
The Natural Science Faculty believes
in supporting student success by providing study resources that enable students
to adequately prepare for Lecture and Lab exams.
Dr. Roger Biduaka
BIOL 2401 Unit and Final Exam Study Guides
• BIOL 2402 Unit and Final Exam Study Guides
Chemistry 2323/2325 - Organic Chemistry I/II
The Byrd Sanctuary has many Organic
Chemistry model sets and several textbooks to assist students in visualizing
the concepts and structures that will be explored.
Eureka Science Club
The Eureka Science Club is an
organization that promotes Science at St. Philip's College and to become a
forum for the underrepresented science community on campus.
Eureka Science Club
How do I become a member of Eureka?
To become a member of the Science Club is very
must be a Science Nerd!
2. Email us at spc-ScienceClub@alamo.edu.
3. Pay your dues
4. You are now a member. Congratulations and
To remain a member in good standing (i.e. be able to list it
on your resume, you must attend 75% of all meetings/activities for the year).