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Building with Biology Digital Kit

Digital download of all public engagement and professional development files in the Building with Biology kit designed to engage public in synthetic biology.
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Fostering Conversation about Synthetic Biology Between Publics and Scientists: A Comparison of Approaches and Outcomes Journal Article

Publication focused on two-way conversations and mutual learning between scientists and public audiences about synthetic biology in the Journal of Microbiology & Biology Education.
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Building with Biology Participant Impact Evaluation Report cove showing visitors using an activity

Building with Biology Summative Evaluation Reports (2018)

Summative Evaluation Report for Building with Biology project examining outcomes for: 1) public audiences and 2) scientists and informal science educators participating in the project.
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Building with Biology - recommended videos

Educational videos introducing the topic of synthetic biology, CRISPR, and gene editing.
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Editing Our Evolution: Rewriting the Human Genome forum

Building with Biology public forum where participants discuss the future of human genome editing and its societal implications.
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Public Engagement with Science: A guide to creating conversations among publics and scientists for mutual learning and societal decision-making

Professional development guide to help staff develop activities and implement multi-directional conversations with visitors at Building with Biology events.
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Online Workshop: Findings from Data Collection about Building with Biology Events

Online professional development workshop recording.
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Online Workshop: Evaluating Building with Biology Forums

Online professional development workshop recording.
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Online Workshop: What's in Your Building with Biology Kit

Online professional development workshop recording.
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Online Workshop: Evaluating the Public’s Experience at Building with Biology Events

Online professional development workshop recording.
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Online Workshop: Engaging Audiences in Science through Building with Biology Public Forums

Online professional development workshop recording.
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Building with Biology Online Workshops

Online professional development for host site staff, volunteers, and scientists who hosted 2016 Building with Biology events.
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Should We Edit the Genome title slide

Should We Edit the Genome? forum

Building with Biology public forum where participants discuss CRISPR technology used to precisely edit DNA, and if we should.
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Building with Biology Evaluation Materials - Survey Instruments

Formative evaluation and survey instruments for Building with Biology events and forums.
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Building with Biology Orientation Materials

Professional development orientation slides to prepare staff and volunteers to facilitate Building with Biology activities.
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Building with Biology logos

Building with Biology project logos and specifications for your own events and marketing materials.
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Young girl showing her hand-drawn synthetic biology organism

Building with Biology sample press photos

Selection of customizable Building with Biology press releases for marketing your events.
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Participants engaging in hands-on Building with Biology activity

Building with Biology promotional materials (Digital copies of ads, posters, and banners)

Promotional materials for Building with Biology events including ready-to-print and customizable ads, posters, banners, collections of press photos, and sample press releases.
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Building with Biology reference packet

Building with Biology packet of printable reference sheets on the basics of synthetic biology and related fields of study.
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Building with Biology "I'm a scientist" sticker

Building with Biology "I'm a scientist" sticker

Building with Biology event "I'm a scientist" sticker to help visitors identify scientist volunteers.
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Event Passports for Building with Biology events

Visitor "passports" can be used at your Building with Biology event to collect stamps at hands-on activity stations and scientists they've talked to.
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family and educator using a biology activity

Building with Biology Event Planning and Marketing Guide

Detailed guide for planning and promoting your Building with Biology event providing an information on event preparation, volunteer recruitment and training, facilitating conversations.
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How might synthetic biology change our lives? graffiti wall poster image

"How might synthetic biology change our lives?" graffiti wall

Building with Biology printable materials for public events.
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Student teams at 2014 International Genetically Engineered Machine (iGEM) synthetic biology competition

Building with Biology: Educational Posters

Building with Biology printable, educational posters that introduce visitors to the principles of synthetic biology.
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"Should We Engineer the Mosquito?" Forum

Building with Biology public forum where participants discuss whether the mosquito should be genetically engineered.
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