Biotechnology Comes to the Classroom

10 Mar Biotechnology Comes to the Classroom

CRDG took part in a joint effort sponsored by the Oregon State and University of Hawai‘i Sea Grant programs and the Hawai‘i Institute of Marine Biology to identify areas of marine biotechnology that could be targeted in high school science curricula. Erin Baumgartner, Tom Speitel, and Frank Pottenger represented CRDG. Following the planning workshop for teachers and researchers, a series of products were identified for development. Erin Baumgartner produced a set of activities combining sampling methodology with biotechnology to examine environmental problems such as pollution and invasive species. The activities will be included in the forthcoming Biotech Gets Wet: A Curriculum for Grades 9–12, a joint publication of the Hawai‘i and Oregon Sea Grant programs.