2020 Ecosystems of Kansas Summer Institute

Several universities across this great state are working together on a massive interdisciplinary project (MAPS – Microbiomes of Aquatic, Plant and Soil Systems). As part of this project, they are holding annual Summer Institutes for teachers interested in the ecosystems of Kansas. This summer is the third edition, being held 8-12 June 2020 at the University of Kansas Field Station. Participants are given travel allowances and a stipend, and anyone with a commute >1 hour driving time from Lawrence will be provided with lodging.

If you are interested in applying, click here.

If you have any questions, contact one of the project leaders, Dr. Peggy Schultz (pschultz@ku.edu).

KABT Members Drew Ising, Michael Ralph, Marylee Ramsay, Andrew Davis and Bill Welch were participants or organizers for the first summer institute and can also help.

Teaching Food Safety through Food Science

Professional Development at the International Animal Health and Food Safety Institute
at K-State Olathe Campus

When: June 13-16, 2011, from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm
Who: Middle and High School Teachers
Application Deadline: May 13

Classroom and laboratory instruction focusing on:

  • Food safety and food borne illness prevention
  • Chemistry and microbiology of food
  • Food safety and public health career pathways
  • Field experience in industry & horticultural settings

The lessons will be led by researchers from KSU, and participants will be taking field trips to Sysco, Danisco, and The K-State Research and Extension Horticultural Center at Sunflower as well.

The workshop includes a $1000 scholarship to offset potential expenses, and can be taken from for Graduate Credit.

See the following Flyer or website for more details, and contact Roberta Robinson at robertar@ksu.edu or 913.307.7316 with any questions.