Dirt is Alive! – Exploring Dirt With DNA & RNA Sequencing
Did you know the dirt in your schoolyard is alive? Send us a sample of dirt from your school and we will tell you what’s living in it and how organisms such as people depend on soil for survival. Students will also learn how scientists traditionally studied these microbes by culturing, but also, how and why they are currently using DNA and RNA sequencing to explore the diversity of environmental microbes
S.M.A.R.T.S. PROGRAM (Scientists Making Answers Relevant for Teachers and Students.) The North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences is pleased to announce the SMARTS Program, which allows students to interact with scientists and learn about their cutting-edge research. Individual programs are 30 minutes long and support the North Carolina curriculum. Programs must be scheduled at least 6 weeks ahead of time.
Registration: Schools must have some form of videoconferencing equipment or software to participate. Programs must be scheduled 6 weeks in advance.
On Line Registration Form: http://naturalsciences.org/form/distance-learning-registration
For more information about the SMARTS programs contact Tamara Poles, Coordinator of Virtual Education, at 919.707.9277 or firstname.lastname@example.org