Explore the science of modifying foods through genetic engineering

Open to: 10, 11, and 12 grade science teachers.

Opportunity at a Glance: Apply to participate in this professional learning to engage in the story of how DNA analysis can identify if a food has been genetically modified. Run a DNA gel electrophoresis lab to develop a greater understanding of the scientific protocols and technical skills necessary to conduct research. Using non-fiction text sets and e-content provided by an Institute of Museum and Library Services grant, participants will learn how to infuse literacy into hands-on science instruction.

Participating teachers will receive a FREE trip voucher to the Environmental Studies Center for the 2017-2018 school year or a rolling kit rental at no cost (participant choice), access to lessons, digital resources and e-content which supplement the class visit. Teachers should select one of the two session dates to attend. Training rate available. Principal permission and letter of support required.

Key dates: Friday, June 29 OR Saturday, June 30, 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

Location: Environmental Studies Center, 7151 Ave T, Brooklyn, NY 11234.

Application deadline: Friday, April 21.

Take action: Apply to attend.

For more information: Contact the Library Stem Grant team.