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Global Health 101
Date:Tuesday, July 13, 2010 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm
307 Westlake Avenue NorthSeattle, WA 98109
A Summer Science Evening for Families
Seattle BioMed holds Global Health 101 events quarterly as an opportunity for the community to learn the basics of global health and infectious disease research within the footprint of Seattle's pioneer infectious disease research facility.
On July 13, 2010, Seattle BioMed hosted Global Health 101: A Science Evening for Families, for 100 kids, teens and adults. (Due to capacity, we had to turn another 150 interested guests away! Stay tuned for details about future family events.)
This special event was designed for children, teens and parents to experience science as a family. Whether you're a science geek at heart or you share our passion for improving health, we wanted you to have a chance to participate in hands-on science and learn about the important role you play in improving global health.
Seattle BioMed scientists and BioQuest students hosted age-appropriate activities* including:
- Bath fizzies: learn the chemical reaction that makes it happen
- Global health cinema: watch movies with science themes
- DNA necklaces: make and wear your own DNA accessory
- Mosquito dissections: can you spot the transparent salivary glands?
- Lab tours: meet our scientists and peer through microscopes in our world-class labs
The event kicked-off with a fun, casual reception and free pizza. Families and friends involved with Seattle BioMed offered brief insights about uniting the entire family around a cause, volunteering and the importance of philanthropy.
*Due to laboratory age restrictions, some activities for young children must take place outside of Seattle BioMed's laboratory space, which can only accommodate ages 12 and older.