Fall Conference 2007 Update

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To all Life Science teachers,Join Kansas biology teachers September 22, 2007 for the Annual KABT Fall Conference at the TimberRidge Adventure Park 12300 S. Homestead Ln. Olathe, KS. See map.

Registration and refreshments will begin at 8:00 a.m. and presentations begin at 8:45 a.m. Pre-register via email or RSVP (lunch count) to rdixon@olatheschools.com or register on site Saturday morning. Cost is $30.00 and includes a hot lunch by Greg Krenke BBQ and Olathe FFA.

For further information contact Randy Dix at rdixon@olatheschools.com or http://www.kabt.org/membership-application/

Map Timberridge

Morning Presentations —- 30 or 60 minute presentations by outstanding biology teachers on the following topics:

Advance Placement topics on enzymes by Wendy Haas,

Using RNA interference in HS (info from Dolan DNA Learning Center) by Randy Dix

Kansas Natural history presentations by Scott and Kylee Sharp.

Enzyme Catalyst (BSCS style) by Bill Welch

Global Warming Data by Sandy Collins

Modeling and Case Studies: Activities that Engage Students in the Nature of Science by Todd Carter

Afternoon Activities

After lunch participants may attend a session in Bird watching, Fly fishing ,or a special event by George Pisani of the KS Biological Survey. George and Mindy Walker of Rockhurst University have been actively collecting Timber Rattlesnakes from a near by site, surgically implanting either PIT tags or radio transponders and relocating to a Top Secret Location.

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About Randy Dix

Born in Ottawa Ks raised and educated in Missouri. An Olathe resident for the past 22 years. I facilitate the Biotechnology and Life Sciences program at Olathe North ,the only school I have taught at in Olathe. If not in my wife's gardens or my wood shop I will be outdoors chasing trout or turkey.