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Outreach

MU-BLOOME: Marcia Harrison and the MU-BLOOME team works to develop plant biology exhibits to broaden access to plant biology information. The project aims to 1) develop interactive educational exhibits, 2) involve Marshall's Plant Physiology students, 3) display the exhibits at local venues, and 4) broaden the dissemination of the exhibit content using internet resources, presentations, and publications. This project was supported by a Plant Biology Learning Objectives, Outreach Materials & Education (BLOOME) grant from the American Society of Plant Biology. See the MU-BLOOME website.

Plant Clue Game is a Plant “Who Done It” Mystery. This matching game contains cards of sick plants (i.e., the victims) need to be matched with the clue cards. What made these plants sick? Can you figure it out? A board game version is also available. Download Plant Clue (PowerPoint; PDF)

Plant Have Small Parts that do Big Things! Take a closer look at plant parts you might not have noticed before. Download Slides (PowerPoint; PDF)

Why are some plant hairy? is a website developed to inform about interesting plant hairs called trichomes (pronounced: try-combs). Plant hairs are chemical factories and produce many different types of chemicals. Other hairs are pointed and protect the leaf. See the video on YouTube.

Dr. Harrison is the Communications Director for the West Virginia Academy of Science

 

WVSSEF: The West Virginia State Science and Engineering Fair (WVSSEF) 2000-2007

 WVSSEF is the state-wide competition was hosted by Marshall University and the West Virginia Junior Academy of Science from 2000-2008.  As the president of the Jr. Academy, Dr. Harrison directed the Fair. The Fair has moved to Fairmont State University and is open to all students in grades 9-12 who are attending West Virginia schools. WVSSEF is affiliated with the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF).