ABOUT THE EVENT

 

 

EVENT DETAILS

Put on your goggles, don your gloves, and become a junior scientist as you engage in activities to learn about animal diversity, the impact of extreme weather on the environment, the geology of “Star Wars,” genetic traits, blood typing, and DNA analysis.

FREE & OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

The Biobus will be making appearances throughout the week. Check out the times below to see where you want to go.

 

The Hamster Lineup

Help the Georgia State University Bio-Bus fellows find their missing pet hamster, Goldie, as you compare DNA from several hamsters to see which DNA sample (and hence which hamster) is really Goldie. You will also get to participate in a scavenger hunt! This event is best suited for children 5-10 years old and their families.

March 13th, 2018

3:00pm – 4:00pm / 4:10pm – 5:10pm

Toco Hills Library, 1282 McConnell Dr, Decatur, GA 30033

Free parking at the library.

Free and open to the public.

To sign up for this event, contact Gretchen Schweers at 404-679-4404.

Elementary Weather

Sunny with a chance of rain! Join the Georgia State University Bio-Bus and become a junior meteorologist as you learn about how clouds form, and what forces of nature produce weather. You’ll also get to make your own tornado in a bottle – so don’t forget to bring your own empty plastic water bottle.This event is best suited for children 5-10 years old and their families.

March 14th, 2018

10:30am – 11:30am / 11:30am – 12:30pm / 1:30pm – 2:30pm

Hairston Crossing Library, 4911 Redan Rd, Stone Mountain, GA 30088

Free parking at the library.

Free and open to the public.

Please bring an empty water bottle.

To sign up for this event, contact Glenda Zachary at 404-508-7170

StarWars Geoscience

Are the fantastic geological formations of the Star Wars universe in a galaxy far, far away, or are they right here on Earth, or at least in or solar system? Hoth, Naboo, Dagobath and more may have been modeled off formations that are much closer to home. Join the Georgia State University Bio-Bus in hands on activities that explore how George Lucas’ film relates to our own planet and our solar system. This event is best suited for children 11-14 years old and their families.

March 14th, 2018

4:30pm – 5:30pm / 5:30pm – 6:30pm

Ponce de Leon Library,980 Ponce De Leon Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30306

Free parking at the Library.

Free and open to the public.

To sign up for this event, contact Haley Sheehy at 404-885-7820.

Animal Diversity

Are humans more closely related to bears or beetles? Join the Georgia State University Bio-Bus as a junior taxonomist to explore the animal kingdom from sponges and corals to bugs, octopuses, and mammals! You’ll use diverse animals’ DNA sequences to create an animal “family tree.” This event is best suited for children 5-10 years old and their families.

March 15th, 2018

10:30am – 11:30am

Atlanta Central Library,One Margret Mitchell Square, Atlanta, GA 30303

Parking is available either along Forsyth Street or in the parking decks(charges may apply).

Free and open to the public.

To sign up for this event, contact Michelle Bennett at 404-730-1845.

 

Biotechnology & Forensics

Fingerprints, DNA analysis, blood typing…all in a day’s work for a forensics scientist! In this hands-on session, let the Bio-Bus show you how biotechnology is used to solve crimes and help them solve the crime of a mysterious kidnapping! This event is best suited for children 11-18 years old and their families.

March 15th

12:00pm- 1:00pm

Atlanta Central Library,One Margret Mitchell Square, Atlanta, GA 30303

Parking is available either along Forsyth Street or in the parking decks(charges may apply).

Free and open to the public.

To sign up for this event, contact Michelle Bennett at 404-730-1845.

DNA is for Families

Let the Georgia State University Bio-Bus take you on a genetics adventure! DNA is for Families is an exciting series of hands-on activities where young learners (ages 5-10) and their parents work together to explore how different traits are inherited. You’ll work with DNA models, and models of people, to explore how DNA plays a role in this process. Take your work home to show your friends!

This event is offered in both Spanish and English.

March 15th, 2018

4pm-7pm

Gwinnett County Public Library (Norcross Library), 6025 Buford Hwy, Norcross, GA 30071

Free parking at the library.

Free and open to the public.

To sign up for this event, contact Meg Wilson at 770-978-5154.

 

ADN es para familias/ DNA is for families (Bilingual event in Spanish and English)

Puedes hacer un modelo de ADN en este evento. 

GRATIS & ABIERTO AL PUBLICO. 

Lugar: Biblioteca de Gwinnett County

Direccion: Gwinnett County Public Library (Norcross Library), 6025 Buford Hwy, Norcross, GA 30071

Fecha: 15 de Marzo, 2018

Hora: 4pm -7pm

 

GSU Discovery Stations

Get a taste of all that the Bio-Bus offers at the GSU’s Discovery Stations!

March 17th, 2018

9:30am-2:30pm

Georgia State University, Petit Science Center, 100 Piedmont Ave SE, Atlanta, GA 30303

Free parking available in GSU G Deck, 121 Collins Street, Atlanta, GA 30303.  Enter at Collins Street Entrance.

Free and open to the public.