Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah practice sessions

There will be Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah practice sessions available at the following locations and times. A SignUp Genius can be found here.

Each school can sign up its 4th grade team for one slot, and one slot for 5th grade.

Saturday, Mar 16, 2019
Time: 1:30 PM – 4:30 PM
Scarlett Middle School Cafeteria
3300 Lorraine
Ann Arbor, MI 48108

Sunday, Apr 7, 2019
Time: 9:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Scarlett Middle School Cafeteria
3300 Lorraine
Ann Arbor, MI 48108

Wednesday, Apr 24, 2019
Time: 6:30 PM -8:30 PM
Tappan Middle School Cafeteria
2251 E. Stadium Blvd
Ann Arbor, MI 48104

Updated GENE-ius Team Workshop slides

Q: Hello, First time coach here, fumbling my way through. I am watching the GENE-ius workshop and when answering question re: using the Codon chart, 13:55 into the workshop video, there is question about a mutation in the gene sequence. The amino acid sequence is identified as “methionine, leucine, tryptophan, tryptophan, glutamic acid, glutamic acid, stop.” The way I am reading it, there is only one glutamic acid before the Stop. Could you please check that for me? I just want to make sure I am understanding it correctly and that I teach the kids correctly. I think there is an error in the answer given. If I am mistaken, then I apologize, and I will need some further clarification on how to read the sequence. Thank you!! 

A: Thank you for your comment.  You are correct.  The correct amino acid sequence resulting from the mutation is Met-Leu-Trp-Trp-Glu-Stop. I am unable to modify the video from last year but the corrected pdf of the PowerPoint used during the presentation has been posted here.

In Bloom Workshops: Adaptations

Please join us for a workshop at Matthaei Botanical Gardens. This workshop will focus on adaptations, and students will be guided through the indoor gardens and make a small terrarium to take home with them.

Wednesday, March 27, 2019
5:30 – 8:00 pm

Wednesday, April 3, 2019
5:30 – 8:00 pm

Matthaei Botanical Gardens
1800 N Dixboro Rd
Ann Arbor, MI 48105
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Click here to sign up your team for this workshop.

In Bloom Workshops: Flowers and Seeds

Please join us for a workshop at Matthaei Botanical Gardens. The workshop will cover flowering plants, seeds, and pollination

Wednesday, March 13, 2019
5:30 – 8:00 pm

Wednesday, March 20, 2019
5:30 – 8:00 pm

Matthaei Botanical Gardens
1800 N Dixboro Rd
Ann Arbor, MI 48105
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Click here to sign up your team for this workshop.

Feathered Friends Workshops

Leslie Science and Nature Center is once again hosting workshops for Feathered Friends. These workshops are ideal for WESO students wanting to learn more about birds, and will include some outdoor birding along with learning stations about bird biology and habitats.

Saturday, March 2, 2019
11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Saturday, March 16, 2019
11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Saturday, April 27, 2019
11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Leslie Science and Nature Center
1831 Traver Rd
Ann Arbor, MI 48105
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Click here to sign up your team for this workshop.