Explore the Faces of Ag Biotech

  • Applied Biotechnology

Explore the Faces of Ag Biotech

Explore the Faces of Ag Biotech
  • Central Region
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Tuesday to Thursday
July 11 to July 13, 2017

Looking for new activities to share with your students? Wondering what technologies are key in agriculture today? Come explore the faces of ag biotech in this three day professional development workshop for middle school science, ag, and family & consumer science teachers across NC. Learn about ag biotech on the farm, in the classroom and in industry. This hands-on workshop will include a farm tour, lesson plans, a tour of a multi-national ag biotech company, and discussions around biotechnology's role in agriculture. (learn more).

This workshop is offered as a partnership between BioNetwork, the NC Biotechnology Center, and NC Farm Bureau.

Registration is open. Contact us if you would need assistance.


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Registration is $100.

Participants will

  • Tour and meet with a multi-national ag biotech company.
  • Acquire lesson plans and curriculum materials for your classroom.
  • Receive CEUs, a lab supplies gift certificate, a travel stipend and/or hotel accommodations, and more.

Lead Instructor

Summer Cortinas

Summer Cortinas is an Engagement Coordinator for BioNetwork. After earning a B.A. in Classics from the University of North Carolina at Asheville in 2000, she taught high school Latin for several years. Summer eventually returned to school to pursue her love of science, earning an A.A.S. in Biotechnology in 2011 at Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College. Summer draws upon her experience as a classroom teacher to aid BioNetwork in providing successful outreach services and programs that support life science education for K-14 students and educators. Since joining BioNetwork in 2011, she has delivered hands-on lessons to thousands of students and led numerous professional development workshops. A former FFA member, Summer recently presented at several state and national conferences on her newly developed activities regarding GMOs and inexpensive ways to incorporate their detection into the classroom. She is currently enrolled in the final semester of a master’s degree program in science education.

Raleigh, North Carolina 27695