Our lab is developing resources and outreach projects geared toward local schools and educators.
Pre-primary lesson: Living things. Lesson plan in progress.
7th grade lesson: Life’s Little Complexities (planarian regeneration and biological hierarchies). Click to download: lesson plan.
We support several STEM groups on campus and in the greater Athens area. A partial list includes: SciREN; Science Olympiad (specifically NE GA SciOly and SciOly Outreach at UGA); Women in Science (WiSci) at UGA; Georgia Science and Engineering Fair.
There are lots of other resources for folks interested in planarians and regeneration. Here are good places to start:
Cutting Class (Sánchez Alvarado lab, educational resources)
Digiworm and Radiant (Reddien lab, searchable single cell sequencing data)
HHMI Interactive on Planarian Regeneration (with lots of great videos, includes lesson plans)
iBiology videos here, here, and here (Sánchez Alvarado and Reddien)
Planarian Cell Atlas (Rajewsky lab, searchable single cell sequencing data)
PlanMine (Rink lab, genomic and transcriptomic resources for a variety of flatworms)
Schmidtea mediterranea genome database (Sánchez Alvarado lab)