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Statement on the Importance of Participation of Scientists in K-12 Science Education




K-12 Education



DNA Day Essay Contest

Celebrate DNA Day (April 25th) which commemorates the completion of the Human Genome Project in April 2003, and the discovery of DNA's double helix in 1953.


Evolution/Darwin Day

Evolution is the unifying concept underlying genetics and biology. On February 12, celebrate the birth of Charles Darwin, whose ideas continue to guide our thinking today.


Geneticist-Educator Network of Alliances (GENA)

The aim of the GENA Project is to explore ways a professional society can play a positive role in the career development of both junior (pre-tenure) and senior (post-tenure) level genetics faculty. A network of geneticist-educator alliances was developed to design teaching strategies related to standards and misconceptions in genetics.


High School Workshop

The High School Workshop is a one-day workshop at the ASHG Annual Meeting for local high school students.


Careers in Human Genetics

This is a good resource for students who are interested in pursuing a career in human genetics. We also spotlight members of ASHG who have pursued their careers through different paths. Information includes what degree is required, what type of work involved on a daily basis, and salary.


Find a Geneticist

Genetics Education Outreach Network (GEON) is a network of genetics professionals who is willing to assist K-12 science teachers when teaching genetics. Teachers can search for GEON members in their area who will then go to their classrooms to speak or present to students.

Genetics Education Resources

We've highlighted exemplary genetics curriculum resources, books and videos, and websites that can be used when teaching genetics in K-12 classrooms.


Evolution Education Resources

This highlights exemplary evolution resources and websites that can be used when teaching evolution in K-12 classrooms.



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