USA Science & Engineering Festival

April 28 - 29, 2012, Washington, DC

Preview for invited guests: April 27

Walter E. Washington Convention Center

Developmental Changes Form All Creatures

How fertilized eggs become birds, bats, butterflies and us

SDB Expo Exhibit:
“Developmental Changes Form All Creatures”

April 28-29, 2012
Walter E. Washington Convention Center

801 Mount Vernon Place, NW, Washington, DC 20001

(Photos here)

The Society for Developmental Biology will host an exhibit at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center featuring live developing zebrafish, C. elegans (worms), and Xenopus and E. coqui frogs.  We will also have create-your-own model organism masks.

Once again, SDB will be one of nearly 20 scientific organizations on the Evolution Thought Trail in which visitors can participate in evolution themed exercises and win prizes.  Our purpose is to convey the evolutionary connections between different organisms and ourselves; as well as the importance of understanding the relationship between developmental biology and a healthy life.

Check out this years evolution exercise on frogs!

Jamie Shuda (middle), co-director of BioEYES, showing kids developing zebrafish at the USA Science & Engineering Festival in 2010.