Grande Prairie youth learn about DNA and electricity using fruit

2009-11-18

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Wednesday, November 18, 2009

MEDIA ADVISORY

ATTENTION: CITY EDITORS, SCIENCE EDITORS, EDUCATION EDITORS

Grande Prairie youth learn about DNA and electricity using fruit

WHAT: Let’s Talk Science volunteers from the University of Alberta will be at the Grande Prairie Public Library to lead youth and their families in exciting hands-on activities.

The scientist volunteers will lead children and youth through a series of hands-on experiments using everyday materials and a variety of fruit. Participants will be able to extract the DNA of different fruit, and also experiment to see what types of fruit are able to generate electricity! The volunteers will also be available to answer science questions related to their areas of study.

"We're very excited to have been invited to the Grande Prairie library to provide hands-on science activities for youth and parents", says Marco Taucer, Let’s Talk Science volunteer at the University of Alberta.

WHEN: Sunday, November 22 from 1:15 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

WHERE: Grande Prairie Public Library

MEDIA CONTACT:
Marco Taucer
taucer@ualberta.ca
cell phone: 780-566-1786

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ABOUT LET’S TALK SCIENCE:
Let’s Talk Science is an award-winning, national, charitable organization dedicated to building youth interest and engagement in science, engineering and technology. Through our unique volunteer outreach programs, we engage thousands of students at 30 universities and colleges across Canada to volunteer their time to deliver fun and engaging hands-on science workshops and activities to hundreds of thousands of children and youth each year.