Saturday DNA! Sessions

Add some DNA to your day!

Join us for exciting new Saturday DNA! sessions!
Eventbrite is used for Saturday DNA! registration and payment.

  • All seats, in every session, must be reserved using Eventbrite. We do not accept walk-ins.
  • Sessions are $24.00 per person, per session plus Eventbrite registration fee.
  • All sessions are two hours long: 10:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. OR 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
  • The sessions are held at the Dolan DNA Learning Center at 334 Main Street, Cold Spring Harbor, NY 11724 OR OR the DNALC NYC at City Tech, 62 Tillary Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201. Please check the location when registering for sessions.
  • 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.
  • Seats for each session are awarded on a first-come, first-served basis.

Saturday, May 14, 2022

In-person @ Cold Spring Harbor, NY

A Method to the Madness

Ages 10–13

Join us to learn about science research and the scientific method!

Curious about what makes "good" scientific research? In this two-hour lab, students will learn about the basics of science research by applying the scientific method! They will propose and test a hypothesis by performing a small research project with their peers. Along the way, the young scientists will collect and analyze data and learn how to present their results.

By the end of this lab, participants will:

  • understand the scientific method and what makes science “good” or “bad;”
  • learn how to formulate a hypothesis and create a method to explore it;
  • collect and analyze data;
  • organize their findings into a presentation.

*This session is for ages 10–13; no adult chaperone required. Adults are not permitted to participate in workshops with students due to COVID-19 protocols.

*Please view the DNALC's COVID-19 Safety Net policy.

*Participants must provide proof that they are either fully vaccinated (defined as two weeks after the single Johnson & Johnson shot or two weeks after the second shot of the two-shot Moderna or Pfizer vaccines) or have a negative COVID-19 test done within five days of this session in order to attend this workshop. If a participant has been vaccinated but is not fully vaccinated as defined above by the day of the session they will need to have a negative COVID test in order to participate. No exceptions will be made to this policy. You will receive a link by email to upload this documentation directly to the DNALC after registration.

Details:

  • Saturday, May 14, 2022
  • 10:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. EDT
  • Appropriate for ages 10–13
  • $24 per student
  • Dolan DNA Learning Center
    334 Main Street, Cold Spring Harbor, NY
  • Directions

Register on Eventbrite

A Method to the Madness

Saturday, May 21, 2022

In-person @ Cold Spring Harbor, NY

Selection Detection

Ages 10–13

Join us to learn how natural selection has shaped life on Earth!

Earth is approximately 4.6 billion years old, while life with cells appeared at least 3.8 billion years ago. Since then, our ever-changing world has shaped the diversity of life. What are some of the forces driving life’s evolution? Come and explore how natural selection and other factors explain how life changes over time.

Participants will:

  • demonstrate how selection and different selective pressures can drive evolution;
  • “become the predators” to understand the role of prey selection and survival of the fittest;
  • discuss theories about the development of the “human branch” of the “tree of life.”

*This session is for ages 10–13; no adult chaperone required. Adults are not permitted to participate in workshops with students due to COVID-19 protocols.

*Please view the DNALC's COVID-19 Safety Net policy.

*Participants must provide proof that they are either fully vaccinated (defined as two weeks after the single Johnson & Johnson shot or two weeks after the second shot of the two-shot Moderna or Pfizer vaccines) or have a negative COVID-19 test done within five days of this session in order to attend this workshop. If a participant has been vaccinated but is not fully vaccinated as defined above by the day of the session they will need to have a negative COVID test in order to participate. No exceptions will be made to this policy. You will receive a link by email to upload this documentation directly to the DNALC after registration.

Details:

  • Saturday, May 21, 2022
  • 10:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. EDT
  • Appropriate for ages 10–13
  • $24 per student
  • Dolan DNA Learning Center
    334 Main Street, Cold Spring Harbor, NY
  • Directions

Register on Eventbrite

natural selection has shaped life on Earth

Saturday, June 4, 2022

In-person @ Cold Spring Harbor, NY

A Royal Ruse

Ages 10–13

Many stories have been told about the Romanovs, the last Royal Family of Russia. In 1918, when the Romanovs went missing, there were rumors that the family was murdered. Yet in 1920, a woman resurfaced in Germany claiming to be Princess Anastasia. What evidence did she have? Could she be lying? Did anyone believe her? Join us and uncover answers to The Mystery of Anastasia!

In this session, participants will:

  • perform a computer based lab;
  • collect and analyze forensic evidence;
  • compare DNA sequences to determine the mystery woman’s identity.

*This session is for ages 10–13; no adult chaperone required. Adults are not permitted to participate in workshops with students due to COVID-19 protocols.

*Please view the DNALC's COVID-19 Safety Net policy.

*Participants must provide proof that they are either fully vaccinated (defined as two weeks after the single Johnson & Johnson shot or two weeks after the second shot of the two-shot Moderna or Pfizer vaccines) or have a negative COVID-19 test done within five days of this session in order to attend this workshop. If a participant has been vaccinated but is not fully vaccinated as defined above by the day of the session they will need to have a negative COVID test in order to participate. No exceptions will be made to this policy. You will receive a link by email to upload this documentation directly to the DNALC after registration.

Details:

  • Saturday, June 4, 2022
  • 10:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. EDT
  • Appropriate for ages 10–13
  • $24 per student
  • Dolan DNA Learning Center
    334 Main Street, Cold Spring Harbor, NY
  • Directions

Register on Eventbrite

A Look Inside Immunity