Developmental Biology Workshops at the Darling Marine Center
For over a decade, Dr. Leland Johnson (Augustana College) has lead summer workshops to help train College and University professors and instructors in the care and handling of a variety of plant and animal embryos for use in the teaching of Developmental Biology. These workshops have proven invaluable especially for professors just starting their teaching careers, or for faculty who wish to expand their familiarity of model teaching organisms. For seven of these seasons, I've assisted Leland by offering half-day workshops introducing fluorescence microscopy applications for the teaching laboratory.
Typically workshops are held in June at the Darling Marine Center just outside of Damariscotta, Maine. The setting is beautiful, the learning experience is fast-paced and exciting, and the lobster dinner at the end of the week is a welcome and much anticipated reward.
I have also been developing a set of Special Topics Workshops to supplement Leland's more broadly targeted workshop. The first was held in 2001 (June 25-27. DMC Drosophila Developmental Genetics Workshop with Dr. Kevin Cook (U. Indiana, Bloomington, IN). Stay tuned for future Special topics workshops!