Putting the Bio Back in Biology- and Beyond

Massachusetts Association of Biology Teachers Annual Meeting and Conference Saturday, March 10, 2012 at Framingham State University
Registration and Coffee 7:45-8:15 a.m. Speakers/Workshops/Lunch 8:30 a.m. - 3:45 p.m. Directions can be found on the Framingham State University web site: http://www.framingham.edu/directions.htm Park in the Normal Hill Lot, the Conference is in Hemenway Hall (See Map): http://www.framingham.edu/buildings.htm

Speakers and Workshops
Morning Keynote: Sir Richard Roberts, Ph.D. New England Biolabs, Nobel Laureate 1983 for Gene Splicing. Feeling Sorry for the Physicists – Biologists Have so Much to Discover. Afternoon Keynote: Dr. Virginia Edgecomb, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution. Oil Eating Microbes in the Laboratory and the Classroom.
A. Science and Global Issues: Biology. Patsy Eldridge, LabAids B.1 Through the Eyes of an Animal: How Animals See. Ishara Mills-Henry, Framingham State University B.2 Operation: Beetle Detective. Jennifer Forman-Orth, MA Dept. of Agriculture C. Using Backyard Bird Monitoring Stations to Facilitate Inquiry in the Classroom. Stony Brook Educational Staff, Mass Audubon Society D. Synthetic Biology and the Biobuilder Curriculum. Jim Dixon, Sharon High School, Aaron Mathieu, Acton Boxborough, and Rebekah Ravgiala, Tyngsborough High School.

E.1 Journal of Emerging Investigators: An open source journal for young scientists. Sarah Paglioni Fankhauser, Harvard Medical School. E.2 Biomimicry: Using Green Practices in the Classroom. Kate Anderson, Beyond Benign. F1. Bringing the Aquarium to your Classroom. New England Aquarium Education Staff F2. The Wolbachia Project: Using Bacterial Endosymbionts to teach Molecular Biology, Evolution, and Ecology. Chris Brothers, Science Dept. Head, Falmouth High School

Schedule
Time Registration and Coffee Welcome Keynote Address Morning Workshops 7:45-8:15 8:15-8:30 8:30-9:30 9:4011:40 Topic and Location Room 107 - off the first floor entrance lobby Welcome Hemenway Hall Room 212 Sir Richard Roberts Hemenway Hall Room 212 A. Science and Global B1. Through the Eyes of C. Using Backyard Bird Issues: Biology. an Animal: How Animals Monitoring Stations to See. Facilitate Inquiry in the Classroom. B2. Operation: Beetle Detective.

Lunch & MABT Annual Meeting Afternoon Workshops

11:4512:30 12:402:40

College Center Forum D. Synthetic Biology and the Biobuilder Curriculum. E1. Journal of Emerging Investigators: An open source journal for young scientists. E2. Biomimicry: Using Green Practices in the Classroom. F1. Bringing the Aquarium to your Classroom.

Keynote Address

2:45-3:45

F2. The Wolbachia Project: Using Bacterial Endosymbionts to Teach Molecular Biology, Evolution, and Ecology. Dr. Virginia Edgecomb Hemenway Hall Room 212

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