Additional Enrichment Programs for School Teachers


American Museum of Natural History
(Connected University: Online courses for K-12 teachers)
Central Park West and 79th Street, New York, NY 10024-5192
Tel: 212-769-5606; or

Arkansas School for Mathematics Sciences & the Arts
(Microbiology and Immunology in the Interactive Classroom)
Program Directors: Alecia Castleberry, Vickie Logan, and Shane Willbank
200 Whittington Ave, Hot Springs, AR 71901
Tel: 800-345-2767x5120, 501-622-5120; Fax: 501-622-5109;

Boston University, School of Education
The Microcosmos Project
(Summer microbiology institutes for high school and middle school teachers)
Dir: Douglas P. Zook
605 Commonwealth Avenue
Boston, MA 02215
Tel: 617-353-2030; Fax: 617-353-3924/4170

Boston U. School of Medicine
Program for Biotechnical Education, CityLab
(a biotechnology learning lab for teachers and high school students, with emphasis on minority schools). Dir: Constance Phillips
715 Albany Street, S-408, Boston MA 02118
Tel: 617-638-5622 ; Fax: 617-638-5621

Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory
DNA Learning Center and Center for Occupational Research and Development (Extensive program of local area teacher enrichment activities: field trips, summer biology camps, in-school instruction; also program of workshops on various aspects of biology, microbiology, and genetics in different colleges and universities around the US)
One Bungtown Road, Cold Spring Harbor, NY 11724
Tel: 516-367-5170; Fax: 516-367-5182

Collaborative Pre-University Science Projects
(collaborative microbiological projects involving teachers and students at the College of William & Mary in Virginia, with teachers and students in Texas and the Virgin Islands; development and listing of unique microbiology experiments)

Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons
School-based teacher/student training programs, and summer work experience program for teachers
Dir: Dr. Samuel Silverstein
Program Coordinator: Jay Dubner
Tel: 212-305-6899; Fax: 212-305-6775

George Mason University, Manassas, VA
Connecting Science and Math, using Computer Probeware
(enrichment programs for teachers in partnership with city and county public schools)
Graduate School of Education, GMU, MSN4B3, 400 University Drive, Fairfax, VA 22030-4444
Tel: 703-993-2010; Fax: 703-993-2013

Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Science and Engineering Programs for Teachers
(internships and one-week summer program for schoolteachers: math, physics, chemistry, life sciences)
Dir: Ronald Latanison
Tel: 617-253-4698; Fax: 617-253-8745

Merck Institute for Science Education
(professional development of elementary school teachers; summer workshop program)
Dir: Dr. Carlo Parravano
Tel: 732-594-2888; Fax: 908-594-3977

Michigan State University: Center for Microbial Ecology
(enrichment programs in microbiology for Michigan science teachers)
Dir: Wynne Lewis
Tel: 517-432-5097/353-9021; Fax: 517-353-2917

New York Hall of Science
MICROLAB Teachers Institute
(a course providing hands-on pedagogical traning in microbiology & rental equipment))
Dir: Alan J. Friedman; Manager of Biology: Martin Weiss,
47-01 111th St., Flushing Meadows, Corona Park, New York, NY 11368
Tel: 718-699-0005; Fax: 718-699-1341

Oceanside High School
"Shipboard Marine Science Inservice Teacher Course"
Dir: Lou Siegel
Skillman Avenue, Oceanside, Long Island, NY 11572
Tel: 516-594-2359; Fax: 516-678-8569

Quinnipiac College, New Haven
(summer workshops for Connecticut teachers, grades 1-6 and 7-12)
Dr. Dennis Opheim
Tel: 203-288-5251x8497; (h) 203-272-2551; Fax: 203-281-8706

Rutgers University, the State University of New Jersey
Waksman Tutorials (online tutorials on structure of biomolecules and fundamental biological processes)
Also, the Waksman Challenge (on-line research course for high school students and their teachers)
Waksman Student Scholars
190 Frelinghuysen Road, Piscataway, NJ 08854
Tel: 732-445-3531; 732-445-5731

Science Museum of Minnesota
Two  annual "Microbiology Curriculum Enhancement Institutes"
Dir: Susan M. Fleming, PhD.
120 West Kellogg Blvd., Saint Paul, MN 55102
Tel: 651-221-9428; Fax: 651-221-4777

Sea Education Association
(teacher enrichment programs, all levels, on shore and at sea)
Dean: Audrey Meyer; media and PR: Kathy S. Frisbee
P.O. Box 6, Woods Hole, MA 02453
Tel: 800-552-3633/ 508-540-3954; Fax: 508-457-4673

Simmons College, Boston
Simmons Center for Teaching and Learning in Science and Technology
(professional development for K-8 teachers; prepared kits for Boston public schools)
Dir: Sandra Williams
300 The Fenway, Boston, MA 02115
Tel:617- 521-2667; Fax: 617-521-3086

Stephen F. Austin State University
Launching Elementary Teachers into the Microcosmos
(collaborative partnership between SFASU and Nacogdoches Indian School District, as part of statewide Minority Math and Science Educational Cooperative; includes summer course for 20 teachers and 9 monthly workshops at SFASU, making use of ASM Discovery Workshop teaching materials)
Director: S. C. Wagner
SFA Station, Nacogdoches, TX 75962
Tel: 800-731-2902; 936-468-2011

University of Maryland Biotechnology Institute
Center of Marine Biotechnology and Education, in Columbus Center
(seminar series for teachers: Exploring the World of Marine Biotechnology)
Director of Education: William R. Jones
701 East Pratt Street, Baltimore, MD 21202
Tel: 410-234-8840; Fax: 234-8898
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U. Wisconsin - Madison
"Microbiology for Primary and Secondary Educators: A Summer Ehancement Program:
Part I: Unseen Things: The Miniature World On, In, and Around Us (grades 3-8);
Part II: Plagues: Foes from the Past and Emerging Threats, Epidemiology and Diagnostics (grades 9-12)"
Dir: Frances Spray, Ph.D.; Michael H. Patrick
104 Genetics, 445 Henry Mall, U. Wisconsin - Madison, Madison, WI 53706
Tel: 608-265-4564; Fax: 608-262-2976;

U. Texas Health Sciences Center at San Antonio
Master of Science Evening Program in Microbiology for Teachers
(Summer Work Experience Program)
Dir: Stephen J. Mattingly
7703 Floyd Curl Drive, San Antonio, TX 78229-3900
Tel: 210-567-3934; Fax: 210-567-6612

Ventures in Education
(school-based teacher traning programs; emphasis on minority and economically disadvantaged schools)
Dir: Maxine Bleich; Dir. of Communications: Janet Jamar
245 Fifth Avenue, Suite 802, New York, NY 10016
Tel: 1-800-947-6278/212-696-5717; Fax: 212-691-5726 (fee-for-services arm); (nonprofit arm)

Waksman Institute for Microbiology
Waksman Summer Students Program -- A joint program with Johns Hopkins University, the University of Texas at Austin, and the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
(Summer seminars and research projects for High School teachers and their students). Waksman Institute of Microbiology
Rutgers, The State University of NJ
190 Frelinghuysen Road
Piscataway, New Jersey 08854-8020
Contact: Sue Coletta,
Tel. 848-445-3425

The Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation, National Leadership
Program for Teachers (TORCH (teacher outreach) institutes, as spinoff of annual CORE curriculum in one or another aspect of biology; usually includes one or more on microbiology-related topics)
Dir of LPT: Nancy Anderson
CN5281, 5 Vaughn Drive, Suite 300, Princeton, NJ 08543-5281
Tel: 609-452-7007; Fax: 609-452-0066

Worcester Foundation for Biomedical Research
Regional Science Resource Center
(Regional high school outreach and teacher laboratory internships)
Dir: Dr. Sandra Mayrand
222 Maple Ave, Shrewsbury, MA 01545
Tel: 508-842-8921x269/254; Fax:: 508-842-3915