Green Genes Summer Camp

Fort Lauderdale:

Grade(s): 6-8
Week(s): 1-3

Become a DNA scientist! Discover the unique structure and function of DNA and investigate how to understand its universal role as a genetic blueprint using the very tools scientists use to manipulate DNA. Campers will gain knowledge and practice of DNA biotechnology by introducing a fluorescent “green gene” normally found in the jellyfish Aequoria victoria into bacterium. Each day’s activities are designed as an entry point for the next day’s lab work; proficiency in learning and applying laboratory techniques are an essential component of the toolbox that will make you a DNA scientist.