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  • Applied Biotechnology

anTHrǝpō'jenik

anTHrǝpō'jenik
  • Coastal Region
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Tuesday to Thursday
June 19 to June 21, 2018

Humans are one of the few organisms that defy Earth's carrying capacity...but at what cost? Join us as we explore ways you can teach human environmental impact through case studies, hands-on activities that promote scientific literacy, critical thinking and scientific methodologies.

This workshop is open to all but will be of most interest to Community College Life Sciences faculty as well as 6-12 Science and CTE Teachers.

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Workshop Objectives

  • Investigate anthropogenic impact on the environment (emphasis on issues impacting North Carolina)
  • Examine climate change and its implications
  • Explore current commercial applications of biotechnology (as related to identifying, monitoring, and improving environmental health)
  • Understand the fundamental scientific concepts underlying biotechnology and its applications
  • Providing effective methods/lesson plans that integrate multidisciplinary science into course curricula per applicable standards
  • Discussion of societal issues related to applications of biotechnology
  • Presentation of related careers and educational requirements/pathways

Participants will

  • take home classroom supplies to help integrate ideas/activities from workshop
  • earn 2.0 CEUs
  • receive a copy of all workshop materials
  • be provided lunch and refreshments daily
  • Lodging assistance (Shared and Private) is available for those attendees who are commuting over 50 miles to the workshop.

Lead Instructor

Meg Rawls, M.S.

Meg Rawls has taught biology for 16 years at Carteret Community College.  She has coordinated and taught several biotechnology workshops for teachers and ten summer workshops for middle school/ high school students. She has Master’s degrees in both biotechnology and in environmental science. Her latest interests are mostly horticultural:  daylilies, xeroscaping, and trying to get orchids to re-bloom.

Carteret Community College
3505 Arendell Street
Morehead City, North Carolina 28557