Fish Fraud Forensics is a one-week course designed to provide students the opportunity to experience hands-on science in a biotechnology laboratory.
Held in the state-of-the-art teaching lab at the Academy, the forensic-themed curriculum immerses students, ages 14-18, in an authentic laboratory investigation. Throughout the week, students use cutting-edge biotechnology equipment, the scientific method, and critical thinking to analyze DNA and identify different species of white fish.
Upon completion of the program, students will reveal the identity of their fish specimen and gain detailed knowledge of how modern science is being used to solve real-world issues.
The course will be taught by the Gloucester Biotechnology Academy staff and volunteers. Each student will have ample guidance and support in this real-world investigation of fish fraud.
SummerSTEM will be offered the week of July 26 during the summer of 2021.
Runs from 9am to 2pm Monday through Thursday, and 9am to 12pm on Friday.
Open to middle and high school students, ages 14 to 18, interested in real-world science and learning in a hands-on environment.
No math or science experience is needed to participate. Curriculum is designed to meet all student needs.