Activities Offered for Dual Enrolled High Schools
Allwine/TL Davis Prairie Field Trips (early fall and late spring semesters)
Students will study a prairie ecosystem by learning about native prairie plant species, identification and pressing of plant specimen. Each class collects approved flora and learns field procedures for preserving plants to keep in their classroom collection. In addition insects can be collected and identified. This field experience takes approximately 2 hours. Transportation is paid and an invoice can be sent to the biology department fax number (554.3532). Refreshments are provided.
DNA Fingerprint Analysis Lab (late fall and spring semesters)
Students come on campus and learn about uniqueness of DNA within a population, specifically a section of DNA called DIS80 found on chromosome number 1 of their genome. PCR techniques, pipetting skills and methodology of DNA collection and extraction are taught. This lab is a real life example of forensics and an example of the level of skill needed for molecular work. Lab takes approximately 6 hours from beginning to end and during time of incubation of cells and PCR, students are given a tour of the Criss Library, MSLC tutoring center, biology department and have lunch provided in the Milo Bail Student Center. Substitute teachers and transportation are paid for if invoice is received by fax (402.554.3532).
If you require additional information please contact Heather Wills. Have several dates ready that work best for your schedule.