On March 19th, I visited the Biobase, located in the Lower Eastside Girls Club Center for Community in New York. The Biobase is a science lab that offers after-school and summer programs for young girls interested in science. For Brain Awareness Week, the base set up several hands-on science experiments, including the one I tried that required me to put on goggles that turned my vision upside-down. The challenge was to walk in a line that zig-zags. Another project involved the girls working together to build a neuron, which was then displayed at the event.
“Today’s event had a lot of girls from the local community who might not get a lot of hands on instruction (with Science) at school. Now we’re gearing up to bring the Biobase to Washington Square Park where hundreds of visitors can participate, ” said Kelley Remole, Director of Neuroscience outreach at the Zuckerman Institute at Columbia University, and a partner of the event.
Come to Washington Square Park from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. today to learn all about the brain and the scientists who study them!