Saturday (& Wednesday) DNA! Sessions

Add some DNA to your day . . . virtually!

Join us for exciting new Saturday DNA! sessions!

Eventbrite is used for Saturday DNA! registration and payment.

  • Access to each session must be reserved using Eventbrite.
  • Sessions will be presented using Zoom Meetings.
  • Sessions are $20.00 per single event connection ($30.00 if kit is shipped), plus Eventbrite registration fee. (Multiple viewers can watch on one computer connection.)
  • We will not accept connections from unregistered participants.
  • Seats for each session limited to 35 Zoom participant connections and are filled on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • The name and email address of each ticket purchaser must be included on your Eventbrite registration. We will not honor reservations that fail to provide this information. If you do not provide this information, your reservation will be cancelled and your registration fee will be refunded.
  • Once you are registered and payment is made, you will receive an email with virtual connection information and any required documents.

Wednesday, March 3 or Saturday, March 6, 2021

Virtual Lab: Selection Detection

DNA first formed on Earth billions of years ago, and all life on Earth since has been constantly evolving to keep up with the ever-changing planet. What are some of the forces driving these changes? Join us to explore evolution by natural selection and learn how organisms evolved and survived! In this activity, you will:

  • demonstrate how natural selection and different selective pressures can drive evolution;
  • "become" a predator to understand the role of prey selection in evolution; and
  • discuss theories about the evolution of the human branch of the "tree of life."

Material kits will be available for pick up at the DNALC in Cold Spring Harbor March 1-5, between 10:00 am and 4:00 pm.

If you would like to have a kit shipped to your home, there will be an additional charge of $10.


  • Wednesday, March 3, 2021, 4:00–5:00 pm EST
    Saturday, March 6, 2021, 10:00–11:00 am EST
  • Appropriate for ages 10–14
  • $20 per participant, $30 with shipped kit
REGISTER for 3/3 REGISTER for 3/6