2012 Science Alive
posted by: acarr
This past Saturday (Feb 4, 2012), I volunteered to help NDeRC with the BioEyes exhibit at Science Alive. This took place at the South Bend downtown library, and I believe this was the event’s 20th year.
A couple of NDeRC pictures (Bioeyes and Nano) was on the WSBT website. Check out Pics #2 and #5 of the online photo gallery.
There were so many students and families that attended…that the traffic to every exhibit was constant.
The BioEyes exhibit was ran by Anita Beebe, myself, and Manuela Lahn (a postdoc in ND Hyde’s zebrafish lab).
We had 3 stations of microscopes showing embryos that were 5 days, 3 days, and few hours old. Anita also set up a video on her laptop that showed the first 24 hours of embryo development. There was also a tank of glow fish, and the visitors were allowed to shine a black light on the fish to make them glo.
Some of the visitors never seen the zebrafish larvae/embryos, while others were former students and teachers that went through BioEyes at their schools.