The Pensacola MESS Hall is excited to bring our visitors Building with Biology, developed by the National Informal STEM Education Network and the Museum of Science, Boston with funding from the National Science Foundation.

We will be hosting Building with Biology at 2pm, July 19th and 21st. Participants will explore the concepts related to synthetic biology using interactive and hands-on activities. You will get to consider the potential outcomes of using this technology and its societal impact. How might biology-based products provide solutions to a wide range of problems in health, energy, and the environment? How does it all work?

Building with Biology – Tuesday 7/19 and 7/21
Designed for families with children ages 8+, we will have a brief introduction beginning at 2pm and provide guidance from real scientists as you take part in a variety of thought-provoking activities. Joining us for one of these sessions is a good primer for the forum to be held on Thursday night!

Forum: Should We Engineer the Mosquito? 7/21 5:30pm – 8:00pm
We are also excited to host the Building with Biology forum geared toward families with participants 16 years and older. Join us for this special opportunity to discuss with educators, local industry professionals and scientists, this hot topic regarding mosquito engineering. On the forefront of biology technology, scientists and public health officials would like to responsibly use this tech to protect citizens from mosquito-borne illness. What are the concerns, motivations, and implications of this endeavor? Light food and drink will be available to registered participants.

Join us for this hands-on, interactive, two-way conversation between area scientists and citizens about how synthetic biology is interconnected with our society.
Sign up to save a spot today! (Forum only)