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Studio Around The Corner, Brewster Students To Explore DNA Extraction

The Studio Around the Corner has scheduled a pair of science workshops for middle and high school students on March 4.
The Studio Around the Corner has scheduled a pair of science workshops for middle and high school students on March 4. Photo Credit: Contributed

BREWSTER, N.Y. – The Studio Around the Corner is set to host a pair of free science workshops designed to give students and their parents a crash course in DNA and synthetic biology.

According to a statement from The Studio and the Cultural Arts Coalition, there are two separate workshops – one at 2:30 p.m. on March 4 for middle school students and another at 4:15 p.m. on the same day for high school students.

Among the specific topics organizers expect will be discussed are genetics, biology and synthetic biology, according to The Studio. Students also will engage in hands-on activities and demonstrations that include extracting DNA from wheat germ seeds or strawberries.

According to organizers, each session is expected to offer an ethics forum and a question and answer session for students and parents regarding college, research and the process of becoming a scientist.

To learn more about the two workshops, call 845-363-8330 or visit t he Cultural Arts Coalition online . Information can also be obtained by emailing toscac2010@gmail.com.

The Studio Around the Corner at Old Town Hall is located at 67 Main St., Suite 101, Brewster.

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