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CSI: Cedar Falls - Crimefighting with Biotechnology

 A one-week workshop (June 17-21) for high school students (students entering grades 9-12) that allows students to get a hands-on experience with the tools of biotechnology. Students will isolate DNA, analyze it and understand how these techniques are used in gathering DNA evidence from a crime scene. Other topics include a project that asks how microbes cause disease, food safety and understanding the role of biotechnology in the production of energy. Field trips are included. Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. and scholarships are available. Cost of the camp is $200 which includes lunch at UNI.

Tallgrass Prairie Center's Ecological Restoration Seminar: Lessons Learned About Prairie

Bill Johnson, Natural Resource Biologist at the Prairie Resource Center, Iowa DNR, will share “lessons learned” about prairie in his 25-year career with Iowa DNR. The first part of his time was spent reconstructing prairies as a land manager. The last half has been devoted to propagating prairie seed for restoration at Iowa DNR’s Prairie Resource Center at Brushy Creek State Park. Learn more about the people, places, and experiences that have shaped Bill’s prairie education, and how he caught the prairie “bug.” 

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