Discover the Microbes Within!
Saturday, January 2017
Wolbachia PCR in the Age of Zika
Join us for a workshop about: Ecological sampling techniques, symbiotic microbes and co-evolution, and new approaches for disease vector control. Take these applications and engage your students in citizen science, real-world exploratory research, and learn relevant hands-on bioscience skills!
BABEC Annual Fall Kick-Off!
Saturday, September 10, 2016
Come celebrate the start of a new school year and BABEC’s 20th Anniversary!
Join us for day of inspiration science speakers, new curriculum presentations, and networking opportunities with other dynamic biotech teachers from across the Bay Area
- Keynote Address by Dr. Bruce Alberts: Empowering Our Best Teachers To Make School Districts Wise
- Scientific Talk by Dr. Jason Peters: A Primer on CRISPR, and Adaptations for the Classroom
- Re-envisioning pGLO for NGSS moderated by Jim Clark, with Michelle Lefevre-Bernt and Jason Nicholson
- 3D BioPrinting Demonstration by SE3D
Introduction to Teaching Biotech
Part 1: October 7 & 8, 2016 @ Menlo-Atherton HS
Part 2: October 22, 2016 @ Skyline College
Bring Biotech into YOUR classroom!
Do you want to teach biotech to your students? Come to our informative hands-on workshop uniquely designed for new teachers and veterans who want a refresh. Learn from experienced teachers how to use equipment, deliver curriculum aligned with NGSS, and strategies for classroom management.
Biotech is my future and is seriously rad.
– San Mateo High School Senior
Mitochondrial DNA Sequencing
Saturday, March 5, 2016
From 8:30am to 3:00pm @ Skyline College, Building 7, Room 7204
23andMe: Modernizing Genetics in the Classroom
Saturday, January 30, 2016
@Skyline College, Room 7106
Come learn from the industry’s best in personalized genomics! The 23andMe academic team will demonstrate how you can use their resources to enrich your biology curriculum and make molecular biology interactive, current, and fun!
Cellege credit available from Saint Mary’s College. This event is free for active BABEC educators, thanks to the generous support of Doing What Matters for Jobs and the Economy.
Introduction to PCR
Saturday, December 5, 2015
@Skyline College, Room 7204
Learn how to introduce your students to PCR, issues of identity, and issues of privacy. In this lab module, you will learn how to perform this experiment and guide your students to success! This lab is recommended as a first PCR lab for high school students.
LEARN HOW TO TEACH
– DNA Isolation
College credit available from Saint Mary’s College. This event is free for active BABEC educators, thanks to the generous support of Doing What Matters for Jobs and the Economy.