Science Odyssey: What’s Really in Your Yogurt? workshop

Maya Hey photo.
A hands-on workshop with Maya Hey at Milieux Institute for Art, Science and Technology for youth aged 10 and up.
May 14, 2017, 1 p.m. – 4 p.m.

This free workshop for participants aged 10 and up demystified the laboratory sciences by working directly with microbes from everyday, store-bought comestibles such as yogurt and kombucha.

Tiffany Lafleur photo.

Participants learned basic lab techniques with petri dishes which made visible what we cannot ordinarily see! In this hands-on workshop, participants isolated microbes onto petri plates and incubated their samples. Students also got a tour of Milieux’s Speculative Life Lab Exhibition and discovered even more ways science is being used to visualize the unseen.

WhiteFeather gives workshop participants a tour of the Speculative Life BioLab. Tiffany Lafleur photo.

Students saw the results of their experiments from the workshop displayed during the Sci/Art Exhibition May 18th from 5-8 pm and received a brief tutorial on how to continue kitchen experimentation at home.

Read more about Maya Hey’s research, here.


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