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Specialist Professional Development for

Science Teachers and Laboratory Technicians

We are pleased to announce that we will be presenting a series of in-depth training sessions at our new premises in Knoxfield. We expect this will be a great opportunity for teachers and technicians to get a solid background in the topics being presented. The emphasis will be on explaining how our novel education resources can be used, and showing you the best way to prepare and integrate them with your science teaching activities.

Each session will run from 1:30pm to 4:00pm with refreshments, notes and product samples provided to all participants. A nominal charge of $28.00 payable by credit card, per person (payable at the time of booking) applies to cover catering and consumables. If your school does not have the flexibility of a credit card, please contact us to make an alternate arrangement. For these bookings the cost will be slightly higher, $38.00, to accommodate the extra processing work involved with a non-credit card transaction.

Our next training session will be held on Thursday, 27th April 2017, on the topic of Drosophila - A practical introduction to culturing for student activities.

Drosophila melanogaster, commonly known as the Vinegar Fly, is famous for its use as a model organism in studies of genetic inheritance. The life cycle is completed in 20 days which makes it possible to produce many generations in a relatively short time. If you have never worked with Drosophila before, this workshop will give you the grounding you’ll need to prepare student experiments. We cover topics including caring for your flies, preparing growth medium, sexing flies and identifying genetic traits.

This workshop is suitable for teachers and technicians.