The Science of Modern Agriculture: GMOs - a Discussion in the Media, the Classroom, and at the Dinner Table

Join us on Wednesday, October 4, 2017, at 6:30 pm ET and learn more about the science of modern agriculture! Genetic modification goes by many names: Genetic Engineering, GMOs, Biotechnology, and Recombinant DNA. Though similar techniques have been used to save lives in the pharmaceutical industry (insulin) and to produce delicious cheeses (rennin), when it comes to crops, the technology comes with great controversy.

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In this web seminar we will discuss Genetically Modified Organisms (GMO) - What they are, what they aren’t, the benefits, and the challenges. During the session educators will be provided with tools for classroom discussions, debates, and hands-on lesson plans.


Title: The Science of Modern Agriculture: GMOs - a Discussion in the Media, the Classroom, and at the Dinner Table
Target audience: Teachers, Curriculum Developers, Administrators, Professional Learning Providers, and Teacher Educators
Date: Wednesday, October 4, 2017
Time: 6:30 p.m. ET / 5:30 p.m. CT / 4:30 p.m. MT / 3:30 p.m. PT
Duration: 90 minutes Note: New users should log in 15 minutes prior to the scheduled start time for an introduction to NSTA web seminars.
Presenters: Valerie Bayes, Larry Gilbertson, and Lisa Kanizay

This seminar is part one of a five part series of web seminars providing teachers a deeper dive into the sophistication of modern agriculture. From drones to genetic engineering, modern agricultural advancements have enabled farmers to produce food, fuel, and fiber while using land and other resources more efficiently. Given pest pressure, climate change and other challenges - how can leveraging STEM innovations mitigate these challenges? Many Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) and other three-dimensional science standards based on the Framework for K-12 Science Education will be highlighted in this series including, Climate and Weather, Heredity of Traits, and the Engineering Design Process.


Register Today! to participate in this web seminar. Upon registering you will receive an e-mail confirmation including information about the program and suggested links to visit in preparation of the event. Additional information about the web seminar will be e-mailed to you days before the program.

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