Summer Opportunities from NC Museum of Natural Sciences

The NC Museum of Natural Sciences has some exciting opportunities for educators this summer! Join us for a workshop this July. Workshop descriptions below!


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Entomology 101 for Teachers

Prairie Ridge Ecostation, Raleigh, NC
July 10-12, 2013
8 a.m.-5 p.m. daily
Cost: $25 (includes a field guide and some insect pinning and collecting materials)

Ever wish you knew more about insects so that you feel more confident incorporating them into your teaching?  Join us for Entomology 101!  Spend mornings in the field at Prairie Ridge Ecostation collecting, participating in citizen science projects, and doing behavioral observations.  After a lunch break, we’ll gather downtown at the Museum for afternoon sessions on insect identification, lab studies of insects, and tours of the museum’s insect resources.  Come explore the wide world of insects, some of Earth’s most important and fascinating creatures!


 Genetics and our Food Supply

NCSU Central Crops Research Station, on Business 70 W in Clayton, NC
Thursday, July 18
9 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
Cost: FREE – $25 deposit (will be returned upon completion of workshop)

Genetically modified organisms (GMOs), what does that really mean? In this workshop, teachers will connect cutting-edge research to current food issues. Participants will meet with researchers in the field, pollinate crops, and complete hands-on plant genetics activities. Participants will receive $150 worth of plant genetics resources to use with students in their classroom. Targeted: Teachers for grades 6-8.
**The cost of this workshop is reduced due to a grant from the NSF.