Teens Learn About Synthetic Biology

Teens learn about Synthetic Biology and Run a DNA Extraction Experiment at the Studio Around the Corner in Brewster


“I am a synthetic biologist, and today you are one too,” started Jeffrey Marano at the Cultural Arts Coalitions’ first Science at the Studio Teen Forum.


The class opened with a brief discussion about the history of biotechnology and the main movers and shakers of the field. Then the students went on to perform DNA isolation from strawberries. The class closed with a bioethics discussion for the high school student session and an arts and crafts demonstration of laboratory protocols in the middle school session.


On April 1st, Forensic Scientist, Ted Schwartz will be discussing various topics in his field. The FREE Science workshop will take place on Saturday, April 1st from 2:30-4:00PM for middle school students and 4:15–5:45PM for high school students.  Registration is recommended.


For more information on this and other Cultural Arts Coalition events, visit: www.oththeater.org, call (845) 363 – 8330, email TOSCAC2010@gmail.com or find us on Facebook at “Old Town Hall, Brewster, NY”.


The Studio Around the Corner at Old Town Hall

Cultural Arts Coalition

67 Main Street, Suite 101

Brewster, NY 10509

(845) 363-8330



Facebook: Old Town Hall


 About The Town of Southeast Cultural Arts Coalition

The Town of Southeast Cultural Arts Coalition is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to creating and sustaining cultural arts within the Town of Southeast and its surrounding region. TOSCAC was established as a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit corporation in August 2010 with the purpose, as detailed in the incorporation papers, “… to promote and raise funds for the development and effective management of affordable, accessible performance space that will provide citizens of the Town of Southeast opportunities to participate in and appreciate cultural arts, including lectures, theater, dance, film, music, visual arts, and inclusive community events.”

Our current focus is the renovation of the Southeast Old Town Hall, a historic landmark within the Village of Brewster and a perfect venue to serve as a cultural hub. The Old Town Hall has been described as a “Jewel in the Center of Brewster” and its renovation will help foster the revitalization of downtown Brewster.


 Middle School Students make DNA models


 Extraction of DNA is achieved


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