Manteo High School students learn about algae

Published 6:18 am Sunday, January 19, 2020

Manteo High School science teacher Lisa Serfling was selected to participate in the fall 2019 session of the Algae Academy along with 84 other educators across the nation.

Serfling’s honors and general biology classes spent a week involved in the STEM curriculum, which serves as an introductory course to basic algal biology and its present and future applications. This initiative is sponsored by The Algae Foundation, which is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to bettering the world through algae.

Over the past few decades, algal science and research have grown tremendously. Around the world, universities, corporations and new startups have advanced knowledge of algae and shown their true potential. However, in the future, new, talented, motivated individuals are needed to help continue the drive of discovery and innovation.

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In addition, as algae grow in importance in the future, a new industry will be created that could employ thousands of people. The Algae Foundation is committed to teaching phycology to students of all ages in order to keep this study thriving.

– Submitted by Sarah Pritchard



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