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Red Rice in High School Teaching

Through a collaborative effort involving WU Science Outreach, the Olsen lab, and St. Louis area high school biology teachers, the red rice system is being developed as a training tool for teaching about the genetics of adaptation and impact of weedy species in agricultural contexts. Washington University supports an active training and support program for K-12 teachers through its nationally recognized Science Outreach program. With funding from NSF and HHMI, Science Outreach directs the Summer Research Fellowships for Science Teachers (SRFST).

Field Day in Arkansas

Part of the red rice team presented the project’s goals and findings to the public at the 2011 RREC/NRRC Field Day in Stuttgart, AR; this popular event attracts a diverse cross-section of the public, including families, stake holders, state and regional rice research and extension specialists, and industry representatives.