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GIST Workshops

From November 8th, 2014.  Will be updated as workshops are finalized for February 28th, 2015.  (Due to the number of students that enroll in our program, we cannot take requests to participate in any particular workshops. Thank you for understanding!)

Workshops
A Little Birdie Told Me Come be a scientist-in-training: build your own local bird field guide, make your own sound recordings, and learn what it's like to be a bird in the city.
Beat The Heat! Join us as we explore how cold-blooded animals (ectotherms) manage to keep cool in a changing climate!  We will experiment with gummy frogs to explore how ectotherms' physical traits and behaviors allow them to regulate body temperature in an ever-changing environment and learn about the many life-sustaining processes that depend upon their ability to do so.
Creative Computation with Scratch Have you ever wondered what goes into designing a computer game or interactive story? Girls attending this workshop will learn basic computer programming concepts while creating an interactive talking character using the visual programming language Scratch.
Fluids, Bubbles, and Slime This workshop is about the science of fluids. It is also about getting your hands wet and slimy, so roll up your sleeves! Have you ever heard that oil and water don’t mix, that they don’t like each other? In this workshop, you will see how you can make them friendly and make them mix. You will learn how to make a chunk of iron float in water and you will make a soap powered boat. Using our secret recipe, you will prepare a bowl of liquid slime that becomes rock hard when you punch it!
Monkeys, Apes, and You Fascinated by the monkeys and apes that you see at the Audubon Zoo? Ever wonder why they behave so much like your brother or sister? Come spend some time with us and channel your inner ape!
The Missing Tooth In this workshop, we will exploring a sample of 10 million year old shark teeth from Gainesville, Florida. We will take a virtual field trip to the site of collection before playing with and sorting through a real life sample!
Our Diverse Planet
Ever wondered what your house looked like from space? In this workshop, we’ll learn about Google Earth and how geologists use satellite images to learn about our world. We’ll explore places near and far and learn about how different landscapes are formed across the globe!
The Science of Bread In this workshop, we will use air balloons to demonstrate how gas is released as a result of the process of fermentation. We will also have a short presentation explaining the use of yeast in engineering labs. Finally, we will look at yeast that contain a glowing molecule under the microscope!
The Secret World of Fungi Fungi are everywhere! Join us in looking at fungi in crazy places and grow your own pet fungi. Help us make new discoveries about the fungi on Tulane’s campus.
Telemetry: Wilderness Explorers
Learn what it’s like to be a wildlife biologist! Join us on a scavenger hunt using GPS’s, and learn how to radio track as we search for treasure around the Tulane campus. 
Tiny Crabs, Big Ocean! In this workshop we will explore the effects of an oil spill on the food web of the Gulf of Mexico. You will also learn about the fascinating life cycle of the blue crab and get a chance to look up close at baby crabs before they even look like crabs!
Using Your Brains In this workshop you will become brain scientists and discover how our brains allow us to feel, think, and remember. You will touch and explore real brains and conduct experiments to learn how our nervous system works.

School of Science and Engineering, 201 Lindy Boggs Center, New Orleans, LA 70118 504-865-5764 sse@tulane.edu