Come to the science scene on Saturdays!
GMO or No?
Join us for exciting, new Saturday DNA! sessions!
One session is offered for each Saturday in this newsletter. The October and December sessions are for ages 10-13 with an accompanying chaperone. The November session is for students ages 14 to adult with accompanying chaperone for participants under 15. All sessions are two hours long: 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. Chaperones fully participate in all program activities.
Sessions are $15.00 per person ($30.00 for a participating student and accompanying chaperone.)
The sessions are held at the Dolan DNA Learning Center at 334 Main Street, Cold Spring Harbor, NY 11724. Click to view directions to the Dolan DNA Learning Center.
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DNA Learning Center/CSHL
One Bungtown Road, Cold Spring Harbor, NY 11724
Saturday DNA! information line: (516) 367-5168
Main office line: (516) 367-5170
Saturday DNA! was developed by our educational and scientific staff to serve children, teens, and adults interested in DNA programs outside of the school setting. We offer a variety of 2-hour laboratory- and computer-based sessions.
1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Ages 14 - Adult; under 15 years chaperone required
Biotechnology has led to a revolution in agriculture. Food crops such as corn and soy now contain genes that make them resistant to herbicides such as Roundup®. How do scientists genetically engineer some of the plants we eat, and why is this technique so controversial? Are the foods you eat genetically modified? Test some common foods for the presence of a foreign gene…you may be surprised by what you find.
In this session, participants will:
1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Ages 10-13, chaperone required
Hair is a basic mammalian trait with unique qualities that can be compared within species and can identify individuals. Forensic scientists known as “hair profilers” use this to process and analyze hair evidence discovered at crime scenes. We invite you to investigate the biology of your own hair and compare it to hair from other species.
In this activity you will: