June 2021
Unlocking Life's Code Do-it-Yourself (DiY) Exhibition
Planning next fall’s lesson plans or capstone project? Bring the "Genome: Unlocking Life's Code" exhibition to your students with the "DiY Genome: Unlocking Life's Code" panel exhibition created by The Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History and the National Human Genome Research Institute. These print-on-demand graphic panels and media pieces highlight the human genome, traits, genetic risks, genome editing and other relevant topics. The exhibit can fit spaces in schools, community centers, libraries, cafés, hospitals, transit hubs, museums, science centers, or other venues. A great way to learn about genomics in any setting!

National Institutes of Health 2021 Virtual Summer Enrichment Program Free for High School Students and Above
The 2021 NIH Virtual Summer Enrichment Program is a program designed for high school-aged learners and above who are focusing on preparation for next steps on career paths. The curriculum features special workshops and lectures presented by the NIH Institutes and Centers to highlight the research they carry out and STEM opportunities in their disciplines. The program is free but registration is required for the workshops offered.

Education Resource for LatinX Students: CEREBROedu: Una Ventana al Cerebro/ BRAINedu: A Window into the Brain
CEREBROedu: Una Ventana al Cerebro/ BRAINedu: A Window into the Brain is a national informal education project offered in Spanish and English, providing culturally competent programming and media resources about the brain’s structure and function to Hispanic middle school students and their families. Culturally responsive modules are freely available for educators on topics related to brain structure, connections, actions and behavior. The resources are a powerful way to not only introduce your students to neuroscience but also to its potential as a career.

CRISPR-CAS9 Learning Tools from The Howard Hughes Medical Institute BioInteractive
The Howard Hughes Medical Institute BioInteractive has created the CRISPR-Cas9 online learning toolset: CRISPR-Cas9: Mechanism & Applications for high school science classrooms. This interactive allows students to explore and learn about the CRISPR-Cas 9 tool that is at the forefront of scientific research. Users can hear directly from leading researchers about how they use CRISPR. The toolset includes a self-paced interactive animation, a series of short videos of different scientists who are using CRISPR-Cas9 technologies for basic research, medical, and agricultural applications, and more!

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