Science Odyssey: What’s REALLY in Your Yogurt?
This workshop demystifies the laboratory sciences by working directly with microbes from everyday, store-bought comestibles such as yogurt and kombucha. Participants will learn basic lab techniques with petri dishes to make visible what we cannot ordinarily see! In the first hands-on session, participants will isolate microbes onto petri plates and incubate their samples. Students will also get a tour of the Speculative Life Lab and discover other ways science is being used to visualize the unseen. Participants will be provided a brief tutorial on how to continue kitchen experimentation at home. Students will see the results of their experiments from the workshop displayed during the Sci/Art Exhibition.