Genes In Space! Teacher Workshop
Wednesday, Feb. 15
8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
$30 per person
Middle school and high school teachers
DNA science used to be seemingly foreign and untouchable – only used in pristine labs to solve crimes, diagnose diseases or improve crops. That’s no longer the case. miniPCR has created the miniPCR DNA Discovery System, cutting-edge technology that is being used to test, study and copy DNA in the International Space Station to classrooms and homes around the world.
Creative Discovery Museum invites 6th through 12th grade teachers to a hands-on Genes In Space Teacher Workshop with Dr. Sebastian Kraves, a Harvard trained neurobiologist and co-creator of miniCPR, to learn how to operate and utilize miniPCRs in the classroom. The workshop will allow educators to work with Dr. Kraves and:
“DNA analysis is now commonplace,” said Karen Dewhirst, Museum Experience Manager for Science. “Personal DNA analysis is advertised daily on television. It is used extensively in forensics to solve crimes and court cases to determine guilt or innocence. It is important as citizens to understand the basics of this technology. I'm so excited to bring this exciting science technology and expertise to the Chattanooga area.”
This workshop is $30 per person and includes lunch. Financial scholarships are available depending on need. Reservations are required.
For questions, please contact Karen Dewhirst at (423) 648-6094. To reserve by phone, please contact Nancy at (423) 648-6040 or Sheila at (423) 648-6045.