You must be available to collaborate virtually (Zoom capability) with a school or group of students sometime on or after April 27, 2020. You will be matched with a FL high school science teacher and will work with them to plan the specific time/date of your virtual workshop based on your and their availability.
You must arrange the details of your virtual workshop with your matched teacher. By mid April, you will receive your school match and the contact information for your match teacher. It will be your responsibility to get in contact with your match teacher to plan the details. When you receive your match, we’ll provide a sheet with helpful questions to ask when planning your virtual workshop. Zoom meeting details will be provided to you.
You are expected to familiarize yourself with your assigned module in advance so you will be ready to give an exciting and professional online presentation to the high school students. All modules come with a ready-made PowerPoint presentation, and a presenter guide with slide-by-slide presentation tips. You will need to add in slides about yourself and your research.
Please review the following material prior to your virtual session General Tips (3:34) Online Tips (2:38) Tips for Meet the Scientist (4:05)
EDIS publications on public engagement Getting Engaged: Improving Your Stakeholder Engagement Practices Getting Engaged: “Public” Engagement Practices for Researchers
Other resources: Tips for volunteers Giving effective virtual presentations
Based on ambassador availability, we will do our best to accommodate as many online classrooms as possible for UF DNA Day 2020. If your classroom is selected, you will be matched with a scientist from UF. Matching occurs in Early April. You will coordinate with your scientist ambassador to schedule a virtual classroom visit on or around April 27. During the workshop, the ambassador will teach an interactive and engaging module online on Plant Immunity or Pharmacogenomics (see UF DNA Day website for details). In addition, the ambassador will talk with your students about his or her own research and about exciting careers in biotechnology! Please plan to be present during the presentation, as we ask all of our participating teachers and students to complete a short evaluation of their experience that we use to make UF DNA Day even better. Thanks for your interest, and we hope to see you on DNA Day!