National DNA Day commemorates the completion of the Human Genome Project in April 2003 and the discovery of DNA’s double helix structure in April 1953. It is a day that encourages students, teachers and the public to learn more about genetics and genomics.
While we are not able to come to visit you this DNA Day, we encourage you to do DNA-related activities at home! Our DNA Day mascot, Gregory the Pea, will be there to help guide you through the fascinating and vast world of genes and genomics.
Check out what we have to offer below:
- A Journey through DNA with Gregory the Pea (PDF File)
- Learn the basics of DNA and inheritance (or use this as a good refresher)
- Ideal for ages 8+
- At-Home Activities
- Family Pedigrees (PDF File) *New for 2022!*
- Go Outside!
Want to learn more? Check out these resources: