Red Layer Microbial Observatory
Pre-College
Outreach Activities

Using Microbial Diversity and Biotechnology to Enhance Learning

 

National Science Foundation

Western Oregon University

Yellowstone National Park

Waksman Foundation

 

About This Program

Our RLMO project provides the basis for a variety of education opportunities for secondary level students (8-12th grade), many in partnership with other organizations.  Using original materials from our research on new hot spring bacteria from Yellowstone, we provide hands-on methods in microbial diversity, identification, and DNA methods (hands-on biotechnology and computer-based).  

 

If you are a local teacher who is interested in arranging a special event of your own please contact Sarah Boomer at:

email:  boomers@wou.edu
office phone:  (503) 838-8209

 

Pre-College Outreach Activities for Fall 2005 – Currently Under Construction
Local teachers interested in special classroom or after-school activities should contact us directly.  

 

Current Partnerships      

Western Adventures in Math & Science (WAMS)

Western Oregon University

www.wou.edu/nsmwams

Oregon GEAR-UP

Oregon State/Federally-Funded Program

http://gearup.ous.edu/

Saturday Academy (SA)

Oregon State University
http://oregonstate.edu/precollege/academy/

 

Previous Workshops

   

Date

Audience

Leader(s)

Duration

Activities

Spring, 06

Winston High School Fieldtrip, 12 students, 7th-9th grade

Kelly Shipley

5 hours, 1 day

DNA Isolation and DNA Fingerprinting

Spring, 06

Cascade High School Fieldtrip, 20 students, 9th-12th grade

Kelly Shipley

5 hours, 1 day

DNA Isolation and DNA Fingerprinting

Spring, 06

Cascade High School visit, 51 students, 9th -10th grade

Kelly Shipley

1.5 hours, 1 day

DNA Isolation

Winter, 06

Cascade High School visit, 36 students, 9th – 10th grade

Kelly Shipley

1.5 hours, 1 day

DNA Isolation

Fall, 05

Grandhaven Elementary School Science Club, 16 students,  2nd – 5th grade

Kelly Shipley

1 hr, 4 days

Basic Microbiology

Fall, 05

North Clackamas High School Fieldtrip, 22 students, 9-12th  grade

Kelly Shipley

5 hrs, 1 day

Antibiotics / Microbiology

Fall, 05

GEAR-UP/SLIME Cohort, 6 students, 9-12th grade

Kelly Shipley

4 hrs, 4 days

Microbiology/Biotechnology

Summer, 05

GEAR-UP/Campus Human Genome Project, 16 students, 9-12th grade

Kelly Shipley

4 hrs, 1 day

Computational Biology

Summer, 05

GEAR-UP/Campus Human Genome Project, 16 students, 9-12th grade

Kelly Shipley

4 hrs, 1 day

DNA Isolation/Analysis

Spring, 05

GEAR-UP/SLIME Cohort, 5 students, 9-12th grade

Kelly Shipley

3 hrs, 1 day

Biotechnology

Spring, 05

GEAR-UP/SLIME Cohort, 5 students, 9-12th grade

Kelly Shipley

9 hrs, 3 days

Microbiology

Spring, 05

Saturday Academy (OSU)

12 students, 6-8th grade

Kelly Shipley

4 hrs, 1 day

Life and Death of Bacteria

Winter, 05

WAMS, 6 students, 2-5th grade

Kelly Shipley

2.5 hrs, 1 day

Introduction to Microbiology

Winter, 05

GEAR-UP/Central, 150 students, 9-12th grade

Kelly Shipley

2X1-hour classes on site

PCR and DNA Fingerprinting

Winter, 05

WAMS, 5 students, 8-12th grade

Kelly Shipley

3 hrs, 1 day

Introduction to Immunology

Winter, 05

Saturday Academy (OSU)

12 students, 8-12th grade

Kelly Shipley

4 hrs, 1 day

DNA Isolation and Fingerprinting

Winter, 05

GEAR-UP/SLIME Cohort, 5 students, 9-12th grade

Kelly Shipley

3 hrs, 1 day

Introduction to Microbiology

Winter, 05

GEAR-UP/Central, 150 students, 9-12th grade

Kelly Shipley

2X1-hour classes on site

DNA Isolation

Winter, 05

WAMS, 11 students, 8-12th grade

Kelly Shipley

4 hrs, 1 day

DNA Fingerprinting

Fall, 04

Saturday Academy (OSU)

12 students, 8-12th grade

Kelly Shipley

4 hrs, 1 day

DNA Isolation and Fingerprinting

Fall, 04

WAMS, 3 students, 8-12th grade

Kelly Shipley

3 hrs, 1 day

Antibiotics

Fall, 04

WAMS, 4 students, 8-12th grade

Kelly Shipley

4 hrs, 1 day

Life and Death of Bacteria

Summer, 04

WAMS, 3 students, 8-12th grade

Kelly Shipley

9 hrs, 3 days

Hands-On Biotechnology

Spring, 04

WAMS, 0 students, cancelled

Sarah Boomer

6 hrs, 2 days

Microbial Diversity

Spring, 04

Central Western Oregon Science Expo/Junior Academy of Sciences, 2 students, 8-12th grade

Danny Lodge

3 hrs, 1 day

DNA Isolation

DNA Databases

Fall-Winter, 04

Upward Bound

6 students, 9-12th grade

Kelly Shipley

15 hours, 5 mo

Microbial Diversity

Summer, 03

Upward Bound

9 students, 9-12th grade

Jared Brougher

15 hrs, 5 wks

Microbial Diversity

Summer, 02

Saturday Academy (OSU)

8 students, 8-12th grade

Danny Lodge

6 hrs, 2 days

DNA Isolation

DNA Fingerprinting

DNA Databases

Spring, 02

Saturday Academy (OSU)

1 student, 11th grade

Danny Lodge

12 hrs, 1 term

DNA Isolation

DNA Fingerprinting

DNA Sequencing

Spring, 02

Upward Bound

20 students, 9-12th grade

Carla Osterle

3 hrs, 1 day

1 hr, 1 day

Microbial Diversity

Biotechnology

Summer, 01

Saturday Academy (OSU)

8 students, 8-12th grade

Jessica Cameron

3 hrs/1 day

DNA Fingerprinting

DNA Sequencing

DNA Databases

Summer, 01

Upward Bound

2 students, 11-12th grade

Jessica Cameron

30 hrs/6 wks

 

Microbial Diversity

Molecular Biology

Spring, 01

Junior Academy of Science

10 students, 8-12th grade

Danny Lodge

Michele Hase

2 hrs/1 day

 

DNA Fingerprinting

DNA Sequencing