Active: 
Active
Description: 
The ORB program is an educational outreach education program to promote public understanding of biotechnology in agriculture and natural resources. The program aims to explain the science behind genetic engineering and examines some of the science-based concerns pertaining to the use of this technology in agricultural production systems. The website contains numerous educational resources including downloadable PowerPoint presentations, regulatory information, news and current issues, as well as a variety of useful web links for further information. The program also provides a summer biotechnology workshop for high school teachers.
Level(s)(grade levels, not elem-middle-high): 
9
10
11
12
Subject Area: 
Science
Season/term: 
Fall
Spring
Winter
Summer
Is this program TAG specific?: 
No
Residential (overnight) program?: 
No
Parent/Family participation options?: 
No
Does the program qualify for Provost-sponsored staff background checks?: 
Yes
Does this program offer K-12 teacher professional development?: 
Yes
Grant broader impact program?: 
Yes
Contact Name: 
Steve Strauss
Contact Phone: 
541-737-6578
Cost of program: 
Free
Scholarships available: 
No
College credit possible: 
No
On OSU Corvallis campus?: 
Off