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Welcome to Mini-CAST 2019 - Due to limited on-site parking we encourage you to carpool to the event. Remote parking and shuttles will be available at 612 E. Bethany Dr. Allen, TX 75002 starting at 7:30 am.

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Saturday, March 2 • 10:50am - 11:50am
From Cabbages to Pocket Mice: The Power of Selection

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In this discussion-rich, TEKS-focused, workshop see how powerful small genetic changes can be! Join three UT Dallas scientists/science educators as we explore the power of both artificial and natural selection to change species. Explore how small genetic changes in a single species have produced a wide variety of different edible plants. Connect the easy-to-rear cabbage white butterfly to identification of closely-related garden food plants. Extend learning with free online resources from sources including HHMI’s Biointeractive. See how changing a handful of genes turned an unassuming wild grain in Mexico into corn. Watch natural selection in action, and how selection for different genes can produce the same visible trait. Question experts and discuss with peers on how to bring examples of both artificial and natural selection into your own classroom.


Saturday March 2, 2019 10:50am - 11:50am
B103

Attendees (20)