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June 3, 2003



Center for Behavioral Neuroscience and ZooAtlanta Cosponsor Workshop for High School Teachers

WHAT: "Why Do They Do What They Do at the Zoo? Animal Behavior and the Brain"

A behavioral neuroscience workshop for high school science teachers from Atlanta Public Schools

WHEN: June 9-13

WHERE: ZooAtlanta

WHO: Center for Behavioral Neuroscience faculty member Laura Carruth, PhD, assistant professor of biology at Georgia State University, will lead the program along with several Center for Behavioral Neuroscience graduate students

WHY: This workshop features an overview of behavioral neuroscience, talks on specific animal behaviors seen at the Zoo, and behind-the-scenes tours. Teachers will participate in hands-on neuroscience learning activities, including building an imaginative brain from Play-Doh. At the end of the week, the teachers will demonstrate their command of the material through "Teach-Backs" to their colleagues. The ultimate goal of the program is to encourage the teachers to integrate the instructional material into their own lesson plans when they return to their classrooms.

PHOTO "Build-A-Brain" Exercise, Monday, June 9, 1:00-2:00 pm OPP.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Please download the PDF file for a detailed schedule. For information about the Build-A-Brain workshop, refer to the following web site:

The Center for Behavioral Neuroscience, a Science and Technology Center funded by the National Science Foundation with additional support from the Georgia Research Alliance, is a research and education consortium consisting of eight universities in the Atlanta area. CBN researchers study four aspects of behavioral neuroscience: fear, aggression, affiliation, and reproduction.

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