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STATEMENT FROM CATHERINE R. MCCABE UPON BEING SWORN IN AS DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION COMMISSIONER
June 19, 2018 TRENTON - Department of Environmental Protection Commissioner Catherine R. McCabe released the following statement upon being sworn in today:
"I am honored and grateful to Governor Murphy for giving me this opportunity to lead the Department of Environmental Protection in protecting the quality of our air, water, land and historic and natural resources for all New Jersey residents. I am equally grateful for the talented, experienced and knowledgeable DEP professionals who serve the public every day with such tireless dedication. All of us at the DEP take our responsibilities for protecting resources and public health very seriously.
"The scope and diversity of this agency are truly amazing. We are already moving in the right direction in so many important areas. We are acting swiftly to address climate change by moving New Jersey towards a clean energy future and building our coastal resiliency, as well as taking strong steps to protect the quality of our air and drinking water. We are working hard to improve the quality of life in our cities through brownfield redevelopment and creation of urban parks. Contaminated sites are getting cleaned up thoroughly and in a timely manner. We are preserving ecologically fragile lands and wildlife habitats for future generations. And we are working smarter to conserve resources through innovative sustainability practices.
"But this is just the beginning. We have a lot of work ahead of us. As we move forward, we will always be driven by our commitment to carrying out the law and using the best available science - and we will be equally driven by our shared mission of doing what's right for New Jersey and all of its people. It is our shared social responsibility."
Two Biotech student workshops are being offered by Toms River DNA Learning Center in partnership with Cold Spring Harbor Labs.
Deadline for registration is June 26th
DNA Barcoding for students entering HS and older Registration link https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__goo.gl_forms_c1tXebwFouEsNCDh1&d=DwIFAg&c=4BTEw-1msHjOY4ITcFLmDM6JB8x6ZgbU2J24IH0HZLU&r=gFe9RLzM-bGQsc9iSzACBUKQCZ1x6mT9xO-wogCNRaw&m=_CgFZObfICLlvcbCDI4oMh4DMiuu02O5ftsN318vlqs&s=-VHBecBoFQqBFbyAYBfezAYRSCN3-sIdPsZvhnWqZek&e=
Experience the process of science in this project-based camp. A short "DNA barcode" (about 600 nucleotides in length) is a unique pattern of DNA sequence that can potentially identify any living thing. DNA barcoding projects allow students to link molecular genetics to ecology and evolution-with the potential to contribute new scientific knowledge about biodiversity, conservation biology, and human effects on the environment.
* Extract and amplify DNA from tissue samples
* Use computers to analyze DNA sequences and identify species of origin
* Create phylogenetic trees to display genetic and evolutionary relationship
* Complete an open-ended project to investigate food fraud or study biodiversity
* Fun with DNA
* Construct cell and DNA models
* Use compound microscopes to view the diversity of life at a cellular level
* Extract DNA from plant, animal and bacteria cells
* Use stereo microscopes to observe mutations in fruit flies and roundworms
* Learn about classic Mendelian inheritance and the use of Punnett squares
* Experiment with microbes to study the cause, spread and treatment of some diseases
* Genetically engineer bacteria cells with firefly genes
Director: Christine Girtain email@example.com
Registration Link: https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__goo.gl_forms_7ORTvRaqlo0jVa3a2&d=DwIFAg&c=4BTEw-1msHjOY4ITcFLmDM6JB8x6ZgbU2J24IH0HZLU&r=gFe9RLzM-bGQsc9iSzACBUKQCZ1x6mT9xO-wogCNRaw&m=_CgFZObfICLlvcbCDI4oMh4DMiuu02O5ftsN318vlqs&s=PDtOsnRq1bQepnrWJAexCdlH7WClXeuakoqlUKVLFGk&e= DNA is an entry-level course in DNA science. This camp is designed especially for highly motivated students interested in expanding their knowledge of basic genetics and cell biology. Participants are immersed in an environment of hands on activities and laboratory experiments designed to increase genetic literacy, encourage critical and creative thinking, and spark interest in the field of biotechnology.
Director of Authentic Science Research
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