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GLBRC helps bring bioprospecting lab to high schoolers

In this video, Waterford Union High School teacher Craig Kohn takes us through his hands-on bioprospecting laboratory activity that involves concepts from bioenergy, chemistry, biology, agriculture… and a little bit of scientific sleuthing.

Kohn developed the lab based on his participation in the GLBRC’s Bioenergy Institute for Educators and Research Experience for Teachers programs. An activity package for this lab is currently being developed for educators and will be made available through the GLBRC website. In the meantime, teachers can view a similar bioprospecting activity, as well as a variety of other offerings, on GLBRC’s Education and Outreach page at

For questions on this activity, please contact Education & Outreach Specialist Leith Nye at