DNA Learning Center

DNA Learning Center

The Notre Dame DNA Learning Center was dedicated in September 2013 and is a hands-on science center devoted to modern biology education that prepares local K-12 students to thrive in the gene age. This advanced science education center is the ideal teaching tool to inspire young students to pursue careers in science and to build a knowledge base that will extend into their educational and post-educational careers.

Leveraging Notre Dame’s strength in molecular biology, the center offers workshops and resources for elementary through high school educators, one-week summer camps for high school students, DNA workshops for the general public, classroom visits, and laboratory field trips for students in grades 5-12. As a licensee of the Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory DNA Learning Center in New York, the Notre Dame DNA Learning Center utilizes teaching methods, Internet technology and intellectual property of DNALC such as specialized DNA learning kits that include reagents, supplies, equipment checklists, lab instructions and manuals for learning modern biology.

For more information, visit dnacenter.nd.edu or contact Amy Stark, director of the DNA Learning Center.