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 are 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.

Saturday, May 8, 2021

Virtual Lab: Ancient Ancestors and Me (Age 10-14)

Evolution is the process of biological change over time, and small changes can have a big effect! With the help of our Ancient Ancestors skull wall exhibit, we’ll review some of the evolutionary changes that shaped our anatomy and resulted in who we are today. After taking this journey through time, we will take a look inside and observe some of the structures from the Homo sapiens skull.

In this activity, you will:

  • learn about the ancestry that led to modern humans;
  • explore evolutionary differences and the effects of these changes over time; and
  • observe some of the features and structures of a Homo sapiens skull.

Participants need:

  • Worksheets (sent through email) and a writing utensil.

Details:

  • Saturday, May 8, 2021, 10:00am - 11:00am
  • $20 per student
    REGISTER
Virtual Lab: Ancient Ancestors and Me (Age 10-14)

Wednesday, May 12, 2021

Virtual Lab: EYE-VOLUTION (Age 10-14)

Eyes are sensory organs that began their evolution about 540 million years ago from a simple eyespot! They are essential for the survival of countless organisms and vary greatly in size, structure and function. The complexity of sight is an evolutionary marvel. How did it all come about? Come and explore the history of the eyes we know today!

In this activity, you will:

  • learn about some of the most basic and complex life forms that can “see”;
  • discuss theories about the evolution of sight; and
  • explore the DNALC museum exhibition on the evolution of the eye.

Participants need:

  • Blank paper and a writing utensil.

Details:

  • Wednesday, May 12, 2021, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
  • $20 per student
    REGISTER
Virtual Lab: EYE-VOLUTION (Age 10-14)

Saturday, May 15, 2021

Virtual Lab: EYE-VOLUTION (Age 10-14)

Eyes are sensory organs that began their evolution about 540 million years ago from a simple eyespot! They are essential for the survival of countless organisms and vary greatly in size, structure and function. The complexity of sight is an evolutionary marvel. How did it all come about? Come and explore the history of the eyes we know today!

In this activity, you will:

  • learn about some of the most basic and complex life forms that can “see”;
  • discuss theories about the evolution of sight; and
  • explore the DNALC museum exhibition on the evolution of the eye.

Participants need:

  • Blank paper and a writing utensil.

Details:

  • Saturday, May 15, 2021, 10:00am - 11:00am
  • $20 per student
    REGISTER
Virtual Lab: EYE-VOLUTION (Age 10-14)