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Educator Workshops

We offer up-to-date teacher training through biology workshops and development for teachers in genetics and biotechnology. With funding from the National Science Foundation we offer these free workshops to high school and college educators, especially those in the areas of genetics, biology, genomics, and bioinformatics.

Check back frequently; additional workshops are listed as they are scheduled.

... for High School Teachers

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Barcode Long Island
Educator Workshops

Just as the unique pattern of bars in a universal product code (UPC) identifies each consumer product, a “DNA barcode” is a unique pattern of DNA sequence that identifies each living thing. In Barcode Long Island, funded by the National Institutes of Health, student research teams use DNA barcoding to explore the unique biodiversity and ecology of Long Island.

Teachers are eligible to attend a summer training workshop if they teach a high school science class or research program. Teachers must attend the five-day DNA Barcoding Workshop before they may mentor teams for BLI.

In the workshop, participants will be introduced to the project, learn all the biochemical and bioinformatics techniques required for DNA barcoding, and learn how to mentor student barcoding teams. Each workshop is six hours a day for five days. Teachers who complete this workshop will be invited to organize student teams who will carry out all aspects of DNA barcoding research during the school year. Teachers who attended a week-long training workshop in previous summers may not register to attend the barcoding workshop a second time.

August 13–17, 2018
9:30 am–3:30 pm
Stony Brook University
Institute for STEM Education, Life Sciences Building
Stony Brook, NY 11794-5233

Learn more about DNA barcoding and how the DNALC has implemented student-centered research in New York City through the Urban Barcode Project and on Long Island through the Barcode Long Island project.

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