From the Chairman January 1, 2021 Dear Educator, Responding to requests from professors at many universities, Carolina Biological Supply Company through Carolina Distance Learning® assists colleges and universities in maintaining high quality student experiences and learning outcomes through online science lab courses. Students are able to perform the labs at home, meeting the requirements of thousands of courses in higher education. With the appearance of COVID-19 in early 2020, this division of our Company entered a period of very high growth. The colleges and universities already well established with this division converted many additional courses to online. Many additional colleges and universities to whom we have reliably supplied science teaching materials since our founding on June 1, 1927, now converted a great number of courses with our shipment being made to the student’s home. The state-of-the-art distribution center recently established in Whitsett, North Carolina, has become indispensable. Looking forward to 2021, we hope to leave behind the disruption brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic of 2020. No field felt the disruption more than education. Carolina Biological Supply Company has innovated with educators to support student learning throughout the challenging times brought on by the pandemic. For students enrolled in online lab science courses, we offer eight product lines containing rigorous lab experiments that can be safely completed at home. These product lines include: Biology, Chemistry, Anatomy and Physiology, Allied Health, Microbiology, Environmental Science, Geology, and Physics. As we move into a new year, schools and universities continue to experience the excellent faculty and student support and customer service we have been known for since 1927. Thank you for your loyalty to our family business. It is an honor to serve you. Sincerely, CAROLINA BIOLOGICAL SUPPLY COMPANY Thomas E. Powell, III, MD Chairman Carolina® Science 2021 Cat 90_Cover_1.indd 1 12/7/20 10:22 AM About the Cover Also known as the upside-down jellyfish, the mangrove jellyfish (a distant relative of the corals) incorporates zooxanthellae (algae) into its tissues in a symbiotic relationship. When stressed, the algae may die and be expelled from the animal. These features make the mangrove jellyfish an excellent model organism for studying the effects of warming oceans on coral and marine life, as well as a beautiful addition to reef aquaria. You’ll find the mangrove jellyfish and other marine organisms on pages 181–184 in the Living Organisms section. Cvr02_Cat90.indd 1 12/7/20 12:49 PM
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