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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

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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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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June 2020

2020 Teaching the Genome Generation – New England

June 21 - June 26
Bowdoin College, Campus Rd N
Brunswick, ME 04011 United States
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Dana is once again joining the Teaching the Genome Generation course as a faculty member, which is offered through the Jackson Laboratory. Housed at Bowdoin College in Brunswick, Maine, this workshop particularly welcomes teachers from the New England states. Teaching the Genome Generation is a one-week, residential, professional development short course in genomics, bioinformatics, and ethics for high school science teachers. For details about the professional development opportunity – which blends laboratory work, bioinformatics and ethics into each day’s activities…

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Professional Development Workshop – Omaha, NE

June 29 - June 30

At the end of June, pgEd will be traveling to Omaha (NE), to present a 2-day professional development workshop for teachers.

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July 2020

Professional Development Workshop – Huntsville, AL

July 14 - July 16

In July, pgEd will be traveling to Huntsville (AL), to present a 3-day professional development workshop for teachers.

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The 19th Annual Summer Institute For K-12 Educators – Kerrville, TX

July 20 - July 23

pgEd is thrilled to return to the K-12 Summer Institute at Kerrville, TX. The K-12 Summer Institute, supported by the Texas A&M Health Science Center, is a 4-day professional development conference that offers an extensive variety of workshops focused on the connections between health and the environment. To learn more about the workshops and register, please visit: http://www.k12summerinstitute.org/index.php

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