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March 2020

ONLINE – Virtual Workshop on pgEd’s new lesson: “Engineering the World Around Us: Genome Editing and the Environment” – Online

March 31, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

On Tuesday, March 31 at 4:00 pm EDT pgEd will host our very first virtual workshop, focused on our new lesson – “Engineering the World Around Us: Genome Editing and the Environment”. Join us as we explore three case studies that illustrate how genetic tools are being used with the goal of addressing environmental issues: reducing toxicity of an important food crop, preventing population decline in an endangered bird species, and preserving the permafrost through de-extinction of the woolly mammoth. Sign up here:…

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April 2020

ONLINE – ‘Science and the Human Experience’, conversations with Tufts University students – Medford, MA

April 2

Marnie will be speaking virtually with students at Tufts University as part of a freshman seminar called Science and the Human Experience. This course is taught by Jonathan Garlick, who directs a science education and civic engagement initiative known as Civic Science at Tufts University.

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CANCELED – Talking CRISPR with students at Dexter Southfield School – Brookline, MA – CANCELED

April 2, 9:00 am - 10:00 am
Dexter Southfield School, 20 Newton Street
Brookline, MA 02445 United States
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pgEd has been invited to come and have a conversation with students at Dexter Southfield School about the science and ethics of genome editing and CRISPR.

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CANCELED – Demo of educational resources developed for PBS Learning Media site at NSTA conference – Boston, MA – CANCELED

April 2, 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

The upcoming PBS documentary "The Gene: An Intimate History" takes an in-depth look at the history of genetics, including pivotal discoveries, current applications, and the social implications of the use and misuse of genetic science. pgEd has partnered with WETA, who is producing the film, to create educational resources for the PBS Learning Media site. This workshop at the NSTA 2020 National Conference on Science Education, will demonstrate how to use the PBS Learning Media materials to facilitate a discussion…

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ONLINE – Class for “Social Issues in Biology” course at Harvard – Boston, MA

April 9, 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Harvard Medical School, 77 Avenue Louis Pasteur
Boston, MA 02115 United States
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The pgEd team will be leading an online session at the "Social Issues in Biology" course at Harvard University titled "Engaging Diverse Publics on Issues in Genetics." This is a discussion-based course focusing on controversial issues in biology and the social responsibility of scientists. Students in this class are drawn from PhD programs across biology-related disciplines as well as from other programs such as law, bioethics and education.

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CANCELED – “Raising a woke generation of geneticists: how and why to include eugenics history in genetics classes” – National Harbor, MD – CANCELED

April 24, 9:00 am - 10:00 am
Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center National Harbor, MD United States + Google Map

Marnie has been invited to speak about the history of the American eugenics movement in a session at The Allied Genetics Conference (TAGC), a conference organized by the Genetics Society of America. Organized by Dr. Michele Markstein, this session invites genetics educators, at undergraduate and graduate-level, to participate in a discussion about how to talk about the history of eugenics as well as ethical issues surrounding modern genetics research in their classrooms.

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CANCELED – Keynote address & workshop at NYSMTP in Albany, NY – CANCELED

April 25

pgEd is presenting the keynote address at the NYS Master Teacher Program and will also facilitate a workshop.    

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Visiting Bowdoin College students to talk science pedagogy and pgEd’s curriculum design

April 27, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Dana is looking forward to visiting with Dr. Alison Riley Miller and her students taking "Science Education: Purpose, Policy, and Potential" this spring. We are going to dive into how pgEd structures our curriculum and why, and look particularly at how we approach hotly debated and sensitive topics within our materials.

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CANCELED – Talking CRISPR with Boston Latin Academy students – Boston, MA – CANCELED

April 27, 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Harvard Medical School, 77 Avenue Louis Pasteur
Boston, MA 02115 United States
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pgEd has been invited for a dialogue with Boston Latin Academy students about the science and ethics of genome editing and CRISPR.

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May 2020

CANCELED – SciEd Conference 2020 – Washington, DC – CANCELED

May 26 - May 29

Marnie will be in Washington, D.C. to share the latest from pgEd’s Building Awareness, Respect, and Confidence through Genetics (ARC) project with other science educators who receive funding from the Science Education Partnership Award (SEPA) program of the National Institutes of Health.

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