Outreach Kit

Featured Outreach Videos

ASM at the 2012 USA Science and Engineering Festival

ASM staff and volunteers were on hand at the 2012 USA Science and Engineering Festival. See what kids have to say about microbes and ASM staff and volunteers explain the various resources offered through ASM in this video produced by MicrobeWorld.  ASM will also be onsite at the 2014 USA Science and Engineering Festival. More information can be found here.

Innocence by Viral Tagging

Adapted from an article published in mBio, this outreach video was developed by Ann Gregory and J. Cesar Ignacio Espinoza for the Ocean 180 Video Challenge. The video aims to engage students and non-scientists in ocean science by introducing the concept of viral tagging. More information on the video challege and its sponsor, the Florida Center for Ocean Sciences and Education Excellence (COSEE Florida) be found here.

Featured Outreach Videos

Resources for the K-12 Community
The outreach kit includes guidelines, practical tips, activities and other resources to help scientists participate more fully with youth groups, community organizations, classroom teachers and students in kindergarten through high school (K-12). Scientists share their understanding and passion of the microbial world as well as their stories about using microbes to understand the world, practice in the profession, and pursue careers in microbiology. The kit includes:

  • Guidelines - practical tips and best practices for effectively reaching out into the community.

Volunteer to Review Educational Resources  

ASM provides peer-reviewed educational resources including visual and multimedia programs, classroom activities for K-16 education, teaching tips and tools, laboratory protocols, and scholarly papers.  The ASM provides reviews of books and multimedia programs commenting on scientific accuracy, instructional use and appropriateness in science teaching and learning.   The ASM recommends resources for graduate students and post-doctoral scientists in developing professional skills such as grantwriting, publishing, teaching and career planning.  All reviews are conducted by members of the microbiology community, at their convenience and without leaving the office.  Selection criteria and guidelines for preparing reviews are provided.  Sign up with the Science Education Network to volunteer to review.  Check out the resources: