Food science: Experiments with Enzymes

The Wet Lab is hosting a workshop Saturday, September 16th at the La Jolla Riford Library from 3-5pm.

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Enzymes are specialized molecular machines that control biological reactions in all living cells. Get to know the function of enzymes in the food we eat through hands-on experiments. This fun and informative workshop is most appropriate for ages 8-14, but curious adults are welcome as well. Limit 20 participants.

To attend, please find the event on the library events page and register there!

This event is part of the San Diego Wet Lab’s science workshop series.  Science workshops are usually held every 1st Saturday and 3rd Saturday at 3pm at the La Jolla Library. Please check the La Jolla library events page for location details and changes in the upcoming schedule.

 

 

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Personal genomics- a matter of taste

How can humans be so similar yet so different?

The Wet Lab is hosting a workshop Saturday, August 19th, at the La Jolla Riford Library from 3-5pm.

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99.9% of the human genome is identical among individuals. The other 0.1% makes us biologically unique. Sometimes the difference between two traits can be traced to a single chemical change in our DNA. In this hands-on workshop we will explore the genetics of perception and test our own DNA for a bitter taste receptor. Recommended for ages 14-adult.

To attend, please find the event on the library events page and register there!

This event is part of the San Diego Wet Lab’s science workshop series.  Science workshops are usually held every 1st Saturday and 3rd Saturday at 3pm at the La Jolla Library. Please check the La Jolla library events page for location details and changes in the upcoming schedule.

Under the Sea and the ‘Scope

Interested in learning about sea urchins and sea stars while looking at live ones under a microscope? The Wet Lab is hosting a workshop Saturday, August 5th, at the La Jolla Riford Library from 3-5pm.

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Ever wondered how the creatures you see in the tide pool come into being? Join us for an exploratory look at sea urchin development, hosted by scientists from the Scripps Institution of Oceanography: You’ll get to handle live sea stars and urchins, observe fertilization and development under the microscope, and learn about the research activities at SIO!

To attend, please find the event on the library events page and register there!

This event is part of the San Diego Wet Lab’s science workshop series.  Science workshops are usually held every 1st Saturday and 3rd Saturday at 3pm at the La Jolla Library. Please check the La Jolla library events page for location details and changes in the upcoming schedule.

Bioinformatics II: Exploring Genomes!

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Come to the next workshop April 2, 3pm at the La Jolla Riford Library!  Back due to popular demand! In this workshop we will dive deeper into online databases to explore genetic information from humans and other species in its biological context. No experience or participation in previous workshops necessary, all you need is basic computer skills. Bring a laptop if you have one. We also have a limited number of laptops for participants to use.  Please sign up through http://lajollalibrary.org/events/

Algae Power!

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Don’t miss our next workshop, Saturday March 5th at 3pm at the La Jolla Riford Library!  Learn how photosynthetic microalgae harness the power of the sun and form the base earth’s food web. In this hands on workshop we will examine algae under the microscope and make “algae balls” to investigate photosynthesis. You will also learn how to grow your own algae to continue experimenting at home!  Workshops have limited space so please sign up through http://lajollalibrary.org/events/

3D Printing for the bio lab

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See how the two newest neighbors in the La Jolla Riford Library, the 3D printers and the Biology Lab, can be combined to do some really fantastic things!  Learn how to print cool and useful lab equipment with Dr. Callen Hyland.  This technology is opening the door to make biology equipment much more affordable and therefore available to everyone!  Don’t forget to sign up through the library: (858-552-1657, LJstaff@sandiego.gov). Note that this workshop was moved to the second Saturday of the month (Nov 14), workshops will be returning to the first Saturday next month!