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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, 22nd June 2017, on the topic of Fun with fungi and bacteria.

The first part of this workshop will cover some basic aspects of working with micro-organisms - aseptic technique, subculturing, preparing a bacterial lawn, and safe waste disposal. From this base, we will introduce some practical activities that lend themselves to classroom activities and individual student projects. These will include culturing fungi, studying antibiotic resistance of bacteria and using Petrifilm in student experiments. If you have not used test discs, Mastrings or Petrifilm, nor cultured the intriguing fungus, Phycomyces blakesleeanus, then this workshop is for you.

This workshop is suitable for teachers and technicians.