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For his invisible attributes, namely, his eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly perceived, ever since the creation of the world, in the things that have been made. So they are without excuse. (Romans 1:20, ESV)
One of God’s incredible biological designs is the DNA alphabet of life. If you are interested in exploring the basics of DNA, genetics, and heredity, then Explore Genetics is for you! Join us as we examine the volumes of information God placed inside every plant, animal, and human in the beginning of creation.
Open to students in grades 4–12 (ages 9 and up).
Explore Genetics is scheduled from 9:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
The Explore Days program is on a four-year rotating schedule. Each Explore Day includes a minimum of four hands-on, interactive sessions. The yearly topics are provided in the schedule below.
Please keep in mind that some of our activities are contingent upon weather.
Availability is limited, so sign up today!
To complete your child’s registration for the Explore program, adult chaperones must present these forms upon arrival on your Explore Days workshop date.
You can find answers to common questions on the Explore Days FAQ page.
Please contact us for more information or if you would like to schedule a private Explore day for your group.
|Year 1||Year 2||Year 3||Year 4|
|Session 1||God’s Complex DNA Design||DNA Build||DNA Design Basics||Creating Edible DNA|
|Session 2||DNA Extraction||Genetic Code Wheels||Decoding for Amino Acids||DNA Microscopy|
|Session 3||Heredity & Punnett Squares||Heredity: Decoding DNA for Inheritable Traits in Canines||Heredity: Interpreting DNA||M&M Genetics & Punnett Squares|
|Session 4||Interpreting Genotype and Phenotype Through Chromosomes||Genetics Scavenger Hunt||Interpreting Genotype and Phenotype with Insect Generation||Punnett Square Scavenger Hunt|