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Saturday, April 29


Exploring and Inspiring Science through Biomimicry
Biomimicry is a design discipline that learns from the time-tested deep patterns and strategies of animals, plants, microbes and natural ecosystems.  A first glimpse at teaching students to observe natural processes and apply the underlying design principles this to innovate products, services and sustainable solutions. Engage students in applying their science to energy, climate adaptation and mitigation, urban planning transportation, chemistry and more.

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Jacques Chirazi

Certified Biomimicry Professional, Biomimicry San Diego
Jacques Edouard Chirazi, Certified Biomimicry Professional, has managed the City of San Diego’s Clean Tech Initiative since 2007. His focus is to create economic growth while fostering sustainability. One emerging initiative is to bridge clean technology with biomimicry.

Saturday April 29, 2017 9:30am - 10:20am
Room 53-538 Grossmont College 8800 Grossmont College Drive


Engaging Students in Scientific Arguments
NGSS lesson used to engage students in formulating scientific arguments using a claim supported with evidence. Students will analyze and interpret data collected from real world issues and collaborate with each other to develop and present an argument based on their claim and evidence.

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Brikia Cephus

Teacher, 2017 San Diego Science Education Conference
Brikia Cephus currently teaches high school biology and environmental science at The Learning Choice Academy and has been teaching since 2001.  Brikia has a Bachelor’s degree in Biology and will receive a Master of Science in Biology from Point Loma Nazarene University in May... Read More →

Saturday April 29, 2017 10:30am - 11:20am
Room 53-538 Grossmont College 8800 Grossmont College Drive


Biology Concept Cartoons as a Formative Assessment Tool
Biology concept cartoons have been developed as a formative assessment tool to aid in teaching challenging topics at both the middle and high school level. The cartoons are research-based and extensively classroom-tested. This workshop will introduce attendees
to the concept cartoon collection, and then will provide an opportunity to practice ways to use them in class. These cartoons are the products of research conducted by students in the M.S. in General Biology program at Point Loma Nazarene University.


Dianne Anderson

Professor of Biology, Point Loma Nazarene University

Saturday April 29, 2017 11:30am - 12:20pm
Room 53-538 Grossmont College 8800 Grossmont College Drive


2 HOUR Discovering DNA with Salk DNA Extraction kits for middle and high school classrooms

Presenting curriculum kits based on the popular activities from the Salk Institute Mobile Science Lab for use by middle and high school science teachers in their classrooms.  Teachers who participate in this training workshop will be registered to check out DNA Extraction kits to use in your own classrooms on your own schedule! THREE locations to serve you: kits are housed and maintained at Miramar Community College, Grossmont Community College and Mira Costa Community College – Oceanside. 

Kits contain everything you need to do each activity for up to 200 students (more if you’re willing to clean and restock from supplies available upon request). Used kits can be returned “as is” – we’ll clean, refill, restock for you!  Each kit includes access to matching curriculum materials including powerpoint presentations, student worksheets, web-based activity ideas etc. as electronic files so you can modify as needed for your classes.  Full support is available from Salk Education Outreach staff and our community of scientist volunteers – we’ll even come out to your classroom for presentation and logistical support if needed (schedules allowing)


Saturday April 29, 2017 1:10pm - 3:00pm
Room 53-538 Grossmont College 8800 Grossmont College Drive