Spaces available- Microbiology on a Micro Budget Educator Trek at the NC Museum of Natural Sciences- June 29-30, 2019


NC Museum of Natural Sciences

Saturday, June 29 – Sunday, June 30

9 am – 5 pm each day

Fee: $25 (includes Saturday lunch and classroom materials)

Credit: 16 contact hours towards CEUs or EE Certification Criteria 3

Recommended for high school teachers

Based on their research on salt-adapted microbes (halophiles), Dr. Amy Schmid and Dr. Cindy Darnell have developed a program to engage teachers in current scientific content while emphasizing methods that minimize costs. During this two-day workshop (9am to 5pm each day), participants will perform low-budget experiments with high value, featuring a microbial growth assay with downstream mathematical and statistical analysis. Also included are other low-cost modules showcasing a variety of microbiology topics, including ecology, antibiotic resistance, DNA extraction, and bioinformatic approaches. So that participants can implement the learning module in their classrooms, they will receive activity kits which will include protocols and a coupon for purchasing a Halobacterium growth kit from Carolina Biological. This workshop content is similar to the “Microbes and Math” workshop offered in 2017 and 2018.




Megan Chesser Davis (pronouns: she, her, hers)
Teacher Education Specialist
North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences
11 West Jones Street
Raleigh, NC  27601-1029
Phone: 919-707-9905
Fax: 919-715-6439
N.C. Dept. of Natural and Cultural Resources