ABRC has re-designed the education and outreach website to facilitate our new initiatives to promote Arabidopsis as a valuable tool in teaching plant biology and genetics. The website allows quick and easy donation of education modules, direct ordering and online evaluation of education kits.
Education resources are the most recent addition to our collection and include seeds, DNA and instructional materials. Education kits for K-12 and college levels are being developed by the combined effort of ABRC and the community. Some of these have been further developed at ABRC, as part of our “Greening the Classroom” program. In September 2011 we obtained funding from the American Society of Plant Biologists (ASPB) to further develop our education program into a central hub for Arabidopsis teaching resources, including the knowledgebase TRAINED (Translating Research on Arabidopsis Into a Network of EDucational resources).