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Learn about the newly-formed ʻĀina-Informatics Network (AIN), an initiative to bring place-based genome science curriculum into local intermediate and high school classrooms. Focusing on the unique biodiversity of Hawai‘i, we utilize a citizen science framework to connect schools and classrooms across districts via genetics/genomics labs and lessons. At this free teacher PD, we will demo our polymerase chain reaction (PCR) lab which will allow you to test whether the papaya tree in your backyard is GMO or not. All you need to bring is a leaf!

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STEMplus Citizen Science

A community of public, charter, and independent school teachers of all grade levels interested in connecting classroom to community through Citizen Science.  Join us for opportunities to BUILD a network of like-minded teachers, LEARN from experts, and ENGAGE in a data-collecting community of schools.


Visit our website at https://goo.gl/Pt9Dwa for more information.

Please feel free to contact any of the STEMplus coordinators!

Yvonne Chan ychan@iolani.org *  Megan Kawatachi mkawatachi@iolani.org * Jackie Okumura jokumura@iolani.org

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