Workshop: A four-day workshop for teacher professional development training (9-12 grades) is offered by the Marine Biological Laboratory (MBL) in Woods Hole, MA. It is designed to take advantage of resources offered by the MBL and a team of scientists from MBL and other institutions, who are undertaking research on Wolbachia symbionts.
Loaner Program: A free thermal cycler loaner program is available from the MBL to teachers who implement the lab on polymerase chain reaction. Our objective is to integrate this cutting edge technology to your classroom for no costs.
DNA Sequencing: Teachers can coordinate a free sequencing collaboration with the MBL to determine the DNA sequence of a gene from Wolbachia. Students can then use these sequences in a Bioinformatics lab.
Summer Research 'Envisionships': Six-week long summer research experiences are available for selected high school students and teachers who conducted the Discover the Microbes Within! lab series in their classrooms. These paid summer research experiences would occur in a Wolbachia research lab at the MBL or local institution near the participant's location.
Travel: The program will also provide travel assistance for teacher meetings and offer internet forums with other teachers and students who previously implemented the labs.