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Saturday DNA! Virtual Lab: Selection Detection

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Seats for each session limited to 35 Zoom participant connections. Register to reserve your spot. | Cost $20, $30 with kit

When

Date: Saturday, February 13, 2021
Time: 10:00 am - 11:00 am

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Description

  • Appropriate for ages 10–14
  • $20 per participant, $30 with shipped kit

Activity description:

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 February 8-12, 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.

Venue/location

Virtual
Online,

    Website

    Visit: https://dnalc.cshl.edu/programs/saturdaydna.html

    Register/more info

    Seats for each session limited to 35 Zoom participant connections. Register to reserve your spot. | Cost $20, $30 with kit