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Genome Day

Genome Day

Genome Day is an opportunity to educate the community about genomes, genes, DNA, and evolution. Although primarily for children of grade-school age, all members of the community were welcomed to attend this free event. Exhibits and activities are designed to present energy use and production, environmental, health, and other fundamental research at the IGB in an approachable manner for all ages. In recent years, members of the UIUC chapter of SACNAS (Society Devoted to Advancing Hispanics, Chicanos & Native Americans in Science) have provided bilingual support for the activities.

Our next Genome Day will take place on November 16, 2019! Admission to the event is free, with activities running continuously in an open house format. Watch a video from the a previous Genome Day below, and sign up to be a Genome Day volunteer.