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Saturday, October 20 • 10:00am - 11:00am
Things that Go Squish in the Lab: Approaches to Using Biology in Makerspaces

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The Tech has been exploring what is possible with a new type of museum space. The museum’s experimental bio-makerspace houses hands-on activities at the intersection of biology, design, and making for visitors of all ages. We are excited to share with other maker educators our challenges, insights, and learnings from the last two years of developing novel experiences that aim to combine making and biology. This workshop will take place in the Biotinkering Lab, where participants will be able to try both of the hands-on experiences that we have developed to date using real living organisms. In Bio Inks you will get to harvest, tinker and create art with a natural bio-pigment produced by bacteria and in Mushroom Bricks you can grow bricks and blocks using nature’s technology — living mushrooms! Come touch, smell, and learn about what we have tried and get a behind the scenes look at the programs (and microbes) we’re growing.

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Caitlin Nealon

Life Sciences Experience Developer, The Tech Museum of Innovation
Caitlin is the Life Sciences Experience Developer at The Tech Museum of Innovation. She brings her expertise in biological sciences, theatre, and design together to create engaging and unique visitor experiences that explore the interface of biology, creativity, and play. Prior to... Read More →
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Anja Scholze

Experience Developer and Program Manager, Biotech & Health, The Tech Museum of Innovation
Anja brings an expertise in life sciences to The Tech’s Learning Team, where she leads the design and development of interactive exhibits and novel hands-on experiences to engage visitors in the exciting worlds of biotechnology, biological design, and DIY biology. She was co-creator... Read More →
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James Wong

Experience Development Specialist, The Tech Museum of Innovation
James is an Experience Development Specialist at The Tech Museum of Innovation. His talents in graphic and scenographic design aid in the development of exhibit and informal learning experiences. His job often bounces between facilitation development, guest prototyping, and visual... Read More →

Saturday October 20, 2018 10:00am - 11:00am PDT
BioTinkering Lab (fits 25 people, UPPER LEVEL)