Programs & Events

Genetics and our Food Supply

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Workshop or Trip
Jul. 18, 2013 | Thursday, 9:00am
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Thursday, July 18, 9 a.m.-3:30p.m.
Classroom teachers and assistants (any grade/subject), administrators, pre-service or substitute teachers; informal educators such as park and nature center staff & volunteers; anyone working on their Environmental Education Certification through Office of Environmental Education.
Location: In the Field - NCSU Central Crops Research Station, on Business 70 W in Clayton, NC
$25 deposit (will be returned upon completion of workshop)

Genetically modified organisms (GMOs), what does that really mean? In this workshop, teachers will connect cutting-edge research to current food issues. Participants will meet with researchers in the field, pollinate crops, and complete hands-on plant genetics activities. Participants will receive a kit of plant genetics resources to use with students in their classroom. Targeted: Teachers for grades 6-8. **The cost of this workshop is reduced due to a grant from the NSF.

Educator Trek Registration Form (PDF)

For more information, contact Melissa Dowland at 919.707.99898 or