In this workshop, participants will meet with researchers in the field to discuss the improvement of crop plants by means of conventional plant breeding and genetic engineering. During the classroom portion of the workshop, participants will have the opportunity to try out several plant genetics activities. In addition, suggestions for how to engage students in balanced discussions on the pros and cons of both conventional plant breeding and genetic engineering techniques will be offered. Participants will receive a kit of plant genetics resources to use with students in their classroom. Targeted: Teachers of upper elementary to high school students.
This workshop is supported by the U.S. NSF Plant Genome Program IOS-1127076 and IOS-0822495.
Participants receive a certificate for CEUs and credit for North Carolina’s Environmental Education Certification Program.
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Educator Trek Registration Form (PDF) – Complete, print and mail this form to register for Educator Treks. Once registered, you will receive a confirmation email and/or mailed receipt. Workshop details will be sent via email one to two weeks prior to the workshop.
*This program is restricted to educators: classroom teachers and assistants (any grade/subject), administrators, pre-service or substitute teachers; non-formal educators such as park and nature center staff & volunteers; anyone working on their NC Environmental Education certification.
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For more information about teacher education programs, contact Melissa Dowland at 919.707.9898.