SPECIAL REPORT ON BIOTECH EDUCATION - genetech 2002: VICTORIAN INITIATIVES IN BIOTECHNOLOGY EDUCATION|
The genetech 2002 is an educational collaboration between Melbourne Museum, the Gene Technology Access Centre, the Biotechnology Education and Training Program, and a consortium of CRCs at The University of Melbourne. genetech 2002 showcased Victorian Initiatives in Biotechnology Education, and was designed for primary and secondary school students, teachers and the general public. A range of activities including student workshops, competitions, lectures, symposia, displays, teacher professional development and public lectures by eminent speakers provided unique opportunities to learn about modern applications and issues related to biotechnology. In raising awareness of the nature and diversity of biotechnology the organisers hoped to foster an appreciation of the scope and impact biotechnology has on the individual and society and to increase community literacy in genetics.