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We are very excited to welcome The University of Michigan Museum of Natural History to our library. They will be presenting a series of 3 workshops for
families.

****Please register each person attending.  Register online at http://mi.evanced.info/bacon/lib/eventcalendar.asp , in person or call 734-246-8357.

Workshop 1, January 19th: What makes us different? What makes us the same? There is no biological marker for race, so why do we look so different on the outside? Families will learn about the biological reasons behind skin color, hair texture and explore other
inherited genetic traits like the ability to taste certain compounds. Families will also get to perform a DNA extraction.


Workshop 2, February 16: Everybody cooks. Every country has a cuisine but why do the same ingredients or types of food pop up all over the place? Families will learn how geology relates to food, what cultural transmission is and they will also get to make their very own bread starter.


Workshop 3, March 16: Can you feel the beat? They say music is the universal language, but why? Families will learn what makes some instruments more common than others and why some sounds creep us out or get us excited. We will explore how cultural transmission influences music and families will get to make their own
instruments. 

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