Barcoding Life’s Matrix: Summer Institute in Biodiversity Genomics
|When:||Back to Calendar June 14, 2012 – June 21, 2012 (all-day)||Where:||Coastal Marine Biolabs
1559 Spinnaker Dr #101
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|Tags:||Biodiversity Biology DNA High School Life Science Region 2 Region 3 Teacher PD|
Coastal Marine Biolabs in Ventura Harbor is hosting two eight-day summer institutes in biodiversity genomics for 11th and 12th grade high school science teachers. The institute provides teachers with the pedagogical and procedural training, instructional materials, and equipment needed to engage their students in the International Barcode of Life project, a global initiative to create a digital genetic registry of Earth’s biodiversity using a DNA barcoding system.
Funded by the National Science Foundation, the summer institutes are offered free of charge. Additionally, $1000 stipends are provided to participants to help defray the cost of travel expenses.
Developed through a collaboration among academic research scientists and educators, the program curriculum is supported by a comprehensive suite of instructional materials that bridges many life science domains, including ecology, environmental science, evolution, genetics, molecular, cellular, and developmental biology, and bioinformatics. In addition to its integration of content, processes, and principles from different scientific domains, the curriculum engages students in the use of interrelated scientific tools within the context of a complete and integrated workflow. This discovery pipeline culminates in the submission and publication of real data to a landmark scientific initiative of global significance.
Two 8-day institutes will be held in summer 2012:
Session 1: Thursday June 14 – Monday June 21, 2012
Venue: Coastal Marine Biolabs
1559 Spinnaker Drive, Suite 101
Ventura, CA 93001-5302
Session 2: Tuesday July 17 – Saturday July 24, 2012
Venue: Bodega Marine Laboratory
2099 Westside Road,
Bodega Bay, CA 94923-0247
The application deadline is May 31, 2012.
For more detailed information, please visit our website at http://www.studentbarcoding.org
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