Programs & Events

Grow It, Stain It, Identify It: Cell Biotech

Program Number: 
073
Program Type: 
Family Program
Date: 
Jan. 13, 2015 | Tuesday, 10:00am
Multiple Times: 
Tuesday, January 13, 20, & 27, 2015; 10:00am– 12:00pm
Requirements: 
Minimum age 12(minors must be accompanied by a registered adult).
Location: Museum of Natural Sciences - Micro World Investigate Lab - 3rd Floor
Fee: 
$50 per parent/child pair; $25 each additional child.

This is a 3-week series designed to introduce the homeschool student to currently used techniques in Cell Biology.  We will grow insect cell cultures, examine them for development, learn about the many different types of cells in our bodies, and how various staining techniques help to distinguish cell features.  In addition the students will get an introduction to the most necessary tool in this field--sterile technique—by learning to work in a biosafety hood. Other lab techniques, such as cell counts, will also be performed.

Program Instructor: Christy Flint & Deb Bailey, Coordinators for Micro World investigate Lab.

Registration information: Fill out online, print and mail the Museum’s Registration Form with payment.

For more information contact Debbie Huston, scheduling coordinator, at 919.707.9840.