Ottawa November 2022 – Canadian Association for Girls In Science (CAGIS)

You may have heard that you share more than 60% of your DNA with a banana! You and a banana do not look the same, but does your DNA look the same? Come and find out at the Chemistry at Carleton University event, where you will learn how to extract DNA from a banana, and compare it to DNA extracted from human saliva. You will get to do hands-on activities with chemists who study DNA every day, and also see some cool chemistry demonstrations! You will be doing science in a real laboratory, so safety first! Please wear long hair tied back, and closed toed shoes. 

This event is for girls, nonbinary, and gender nonconforming youth.

Date: Thursday November 24, 2022

Time: Ages 7-12 from 5:30 to 7:00 pm | Ages 12-16 from 7:00 to 8:30 pm

Place: Carleton University, Ottawa, ON. Register to receive event location details.

Register for ages 7-12: Click here. For non-CAGIS members: Parents/guardians who are staying for the event must also register: Click here.

Register for ages 12-16: Click Here. For non-CAGIS members: Parents/guardians who are staying for the event must also register: Click Here.

  • Participants who are CAGIS members are not required to have a parent/guardian stay for the event. 
  • The age ranges listed for these events are guidelines. You may choose to register a participant for either session, even if they do not fall within the recommended age range for that session. 

Registration Deadline: Wednesday, November 23

Please review CAGIS’ COVID-19 protections here.