Staff from the Arabidopsis Biological Resource Center and the Center for Applied Plant Sciences, along with fellows from the Translational Plant Sciences graduate program, will be on-hand at the next COSI After Dark event to facilitate hands-on activities about plants. The event will take place on Thursday, June 14th from 6:00-10:00 p.m.
Touted as COSI without the kids, COSI After Dark is a 21+ event that allows adults to geek out throughout the science center, enjoy tasty beverages and food, and interact with community partners. Each monthly event has its own theme. The June 14th theme is Dangerous Science. While the general consensus among researchers and science associations is that genetically engineered crops pose no additional safety threat when compared to traditionally bred varieties, the use of genetic engineering is regarded by some to be a dangerous science. Our station will invite guests to learn more about agriculture and genetic engineering, and to explore their personal beliefs about the use of biotechnology in our food system.