Family Reading and Science Workshop: What Makes Us Different? What Makes Us the Same?
Pre-register at (734) 764-0480. This free hour-long, family workshop for children ages 6-11 accompanied by an adult is part of the U-M Museum of Natural History’s Family Reading and Science Program. This year’s theme is Just Like Me?: Exploring culture, biology and the human experience. There is no biological marker for race, so why do we look so different on the outside? Families will learn about the biological reasons behind different skin colors and hair textures and explore other inherited genetic traits like the ability to taste certain compounds. Families will also get to perform a DNA extraction. The workshop series continues in February and March. For a complete schedule, including workshop dates and times at 42 library locations in Southeastern Michigan, visit our website ummnh.org or bit.ly/frs2013. For more information, contact program manager Amanda Paige at email@example.com.