Other Educational Opportunities

X-90 Microscopy in the Classroom: How to Use it and How to Teach It
Organizers: Donovan N. Leonard and Sherry Cady

Local educators, school administrators, and registered conference attendees are invited to participate.

Microscopy is an exciting, hands-on, active learning resource for students that can inspire a lifelong interest in science. Those who seek careers in microscopy find that it encompasses many interrelated techniques relevant to work in both physical and life sciences. In this session, presentations and instrument demonstrations will illustrate how microscopy can be incorporated into classroom curricula and outreach programs to engage students in cutting-edge science learning. Microscopy teachers will present best practices for training students of all ages and backgrounds to work in the field. Local educators, school administrators, and registered conference attendees are invited to participate.

X-91 It's A Family Affair — CSI Nashville
Organizers: Elaine Humphrey and Jaret Frafjord

This exciting session is designed to pique the scientific interest of children of all ages. It is intended for delegates' families and friends to have a fun, hands-on experience with microscopic explorations. Using clues left at the scene of the crime, solve the mystery and help capture the criminal! Prepare samples and compare the evidence with known samples using light microscopes and scanning electron microscopes. While examining the clues, learn more about microscopes and the extremely fine details of items such as sand, plants, bugs, and metals. This session includes a tour of the exhibition hall to see and use a variety of microscopes.