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Educator Trek: Using DNA Sequence Analysis Tools in Your Classroom

  • Saturday, October 05, 2019
  • 9:00am - 5:00pm

Explore how DNA sequence analysis can be used to examine communities of microscopic organisms. Learn how microbiome samples are collected and processed for sequencing and tour the Genomics & Microbiology Research Lab. Gain hands-on experience working with online sequence databases and analysis tools and learn how to use these resources with your students. During the workshop, participants will work together to collect environmental samples. Samples will be sequenced at the Museum in the fall and the data will be available for participants to use with the tools learned in the workshop.

Credit: 8 contact hours toward CEUs

Registration information: Educator Trek Online Registration
Once you complete the online registration form, you will receive an email confirming that there is a space available in the workshop(s) you requested and an invoice for the Trek deposit (typically $25/workshop). You will need to return the invoice with payment within two weeks to confirm your space. Any balance of the workshop fee is due at the time of the workshop and can be brought with you. If the workshop is already full at the time we receive your registration, you will be notified and placed on a waiting list.


  • Fee: $35
  • Requirements: For educators only (recommended for high school teachers, administrators, pre-service teachers)
  • Program Instructor: Marianne Barrier, PhD
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October 5, 2019
9:00 am - 5:00 pm


Melissa Dowland


Downtown Raleigh
11 West Jones Street
Raleigh, NC 27601 United States
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