Programs & Events

Pollution, Bioremediation & Toxicology Series

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Family Program
Workshop or Trip
Jun. 1, 2014 | Sunday, 6:00pm
Multiple Times: 
Thursdays, May 1 and June 5, 2014; 6–8pm
Minimum age 11(minors must be accompanied by a paying adult).
Location: Nature Research Center - Micro World Investigate Lab- 3rd floor
$35 parent /child pair; $17 each additional child. Total for the series.

How do you find pollution, track it, fix it, prevent it, and…why bother? During this 2-part series, participants will use hands-on lab activities and discussions to explore various methods used to find, track and fix pollution, such as: PCR; chromogenic fluorescence and bioluminescence methods; classic bacterial cultures as ways to detect and trace pollution; and bioremediation of toxic wastes using bacterial and fungal methods. The second question, “Why Bother?” will be addressed through models, dissections, chemistry activities, and microscopy slides. Participants will learn about the effects of pollution on the body, and why it matters to find solutions to these issues.

Program Instructors: Deb Bailey and Christy Flint, Coordinators for Micro World investigate Lab.