GMGI Participates in GEF’s Power of Play

Photo credit: Martin Del Vecchio

In April, GMGI researchers and Academy instructors set up stations of STEM activities inside Gloucester High School’s auditorium as part of Gloucester Education Foundation’s “Power of Play” event. Riss Kellogg, Ph.D., Sadie Salazar, Zach Dench, Madeleine Harlan, and Sam Major engaged children from across Cape Ann in learning about DNA, chemical reactions, and their hometown water.

Students could choose from three different activities at GMGI’s station: extracting their own DNA using Gatorade and dish soap, examining microbial life from local water samples under a microscope, and exploring chemical reactions using red cabbage juice, baking soda, sprite, and apple cider vinegar.

The event was an incredible opportunity to share the excitement of STEM with nearly 1,000 children. GMGI would like to thank the Gloucester Education Foundation for including us in this extraordinary community event.