On April 25, the Green Street Teaching and Learning Center celebrated National DNA Day to commemorate the completion of the Human Genome Project in April 2003, and the discovery of DNA’s double helix in 1953. During the nationally-celebrated event, students, teachers and the public had the opportunity to learn more about genetics and genomics.
At Green Street, biology major Taylor Matthew ’17 and East Asian studies major Erin Deleon ’17 and led a hands-on science activity for GSTLC’s Discovery AfterSchool students.
Erin Delon creates an experiment with two GSTLC students.
Students extracted DNA from strawberries and learned that strawberries have seven chromosomes, whereas humans have 23.
The National Institutes of Health invited Green Street Teaching and Learning Center to participate in the national celebration. Green Street was the only site in the State of Connecticut to lead a DNA workshop.