NEWSLETTER: January 2019

Explore Our Shared Genomic Journey In Your Classroom With This Interactive!
"In & Beyond Africa" is a thought-provoking eLearning tool about human migrations in Africa and beyond over the last 200,000 years. The resource is structured around an animated map of the world slowly revealing human migration patterns over time. Along the journey, students are encouraged to explore various topics on human development: from prehistoric tool-making, to the genetics of human skin pigmentation, to the domestication of crops and animals. Plus, activities about Ötzi the Iceman, and an eLearning game in which students share ideas about human life in the future.

Ten Best TED Talks
Selected for Teachers

Looking for fun-to-learn, easy-to-use talks and narrated animations for your bio classroom? Check out these geared for a variety of teaching levels.

News stories are a great way to capture students' attention, but how can a busy teacher find time to comb the media regularly for science stories and discussion starters? We have you covered. Share with your students the most recent biology-related news stories. A must-read of exciting and captivating stories!  
The American Society of Human Genetics  

The 14th annual ASHG DNA Day Essay Contest is open! Students in grades 9-12 are asked to examine, question, and reflect on an important concept in genetics. Assistance from teachers is encouraged.

Both winning students and teachers are rewarded: 1st prize is $1,000 for the winning student, and a $1,000 genetics teaching materials grant for the winning teacher. Entry deadline is March 8, 2019. 
See the Genome: Unlocking Life's Code Exhibition in Person!  

Traveling to, or live near, Alabama? Our popular genomics exhibition is open January 19 - May 19, 2019 at the McWane Science Center in Birmingham. Add us to your "must see" list and enjoy the science!

Quick links to popular teacher resources on Genome: Unlocking Life's Code.


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