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

 
   
   
   

 

 



 

Nearly 650 members of the genetics scientific and counseling community have volunteered to be a part of a unique resource for K-12 students and teachers – the Genetics Education Outreach Network (GEON).  These human genetics professionals and advocates volunteer their time on National DNA Day as well as throughout the year to assist science teachers in increasing understanding and awareness of human genetics among students and the general public.

 

For Geneticists

 

Interested in joining GEON? Sign up here.
 

Members:

Update your GEON profile here.
 

Tell us about your outreach experience by filling out this 3 minute survey.
 

Please contact Michael Dougherty if you would like a letter of recognition from ASHG.

Resources:


ASHG Lesson Plans

Developed by teacher-scientist teams during the Geneticist-Educator Network of Alliances (GENA) program to address specific concepts, these lesson plans are classroom tested and ready-to-go.

 

Genetics Education Resources

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

 

Guidelines for preparing presentations for young audiences – NHGRI

 

Sample outreach letter

Feel free to modify and use this generic form letter developed by ASHG for GEON members to reach out to local teachers and schools in their community. Please contact Katherine Lontok if you would like ASHG to send a letter on your behalf.

 

Scientists in Science Education - BSCS

 

AAAS Senior Scientist and Engineers Outreach Program
 

 

For Teachers

 

To find a speaker in your area, click here.

Scientists, clinicians and counselors have a different timeline than most K-12 teachers. Please try to contact GEON members a month ahead of the date you would like them to visit your classroom.

 

ASHG Lesson Plans

Developed by teacher-scientist teams during the Geneticist-Educator Network of Alliances (GENA) program to address specific concepts, these lesson plans are classroom tested and ready-to-go.

 

Genetics Education Resources

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

Click here to learn more about Dr. Sanoudou’s outreach program.


Click here to learn more about Dr. Gwinn and Dr. Hiltke’s Science Day.

 

If you want to share pictures of your GEON experience, please send them to Michael Dougherty.

 

 

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