Geneskool visited six more classrooms before the end of the 2016/17 school year. Students learned how to extract DNA in classroom workshops held across the Lower Mainland. DNA extraction activities were also held at the Port Alberni Community Science Celebration (hosted by Science World) and the UBC High School Escapades Conference.
Geneskool’s Travelling Suitcase Exhibits also made their way around the province visiting Studio 9 Independent School of the Arts, Kelowna; Carver Christian High School, Burnaby; Crofton House, Vancouver; Fraser Academy, Vancouver; Guildford Park, Surrey. These exhibits provide students the opportunity to learn about the basics of genomics, DNA of bees, beetles, salmon, and GMOs.
Genome BC and Open Science Network hosted an evening of gene editing and CRISPR-CAS9 for 30 citizen scientists at Makerlabs in East Vancouver.
Geneskool volunteers ran a forensics workshop for 250 Girl Guides at the 2017 SOAR Rendezvous Camp.
Genome BC staff held two genetic workshops at the Thompson Rivers University Aboriginal Science Leadership Camp.
Aug 21–25 2017
Genome BC sold-out Geneskool Summer Science Program is in full swing this week at Capilano University!
Thank you Ashley Port!
Ashley Port, Geneskool’s longtime education and outreach coordinator, is moving her career back into the research arena and will be coordinating UBC research programs at the BC Children’s Hospital. Ashley was instrumental in the growth of the Geneskool workshops in the Lower Mainland and directed the popular Geneskool Summer Science Program for the past three years. We really appreciate everything that Ashley has done and wish her the best in the future!