A long, proud, and educational tradition carried on Thursday evening..
The MDI Biological Laboratory opening their campus up to the public for their annual *Family Science Night*.
A chance for people to see what goes on at the lab and do some hands on learning.
“We advance human health through studies of regeneration and aging here at the MDI Biological Lab and advance Maine through the education program. We’ve had 1100 students, Maine students, through the program here at the lab and have hundreds of students a year” said Dr. Bob Morris of the MDI Lab.
Around 300 people came out for the event.
“We have 14 different lab groups they’ve all created their own activities to demonstrate the things that happens in their lab. The discoveries they’re making about regeneration and aging in a way that’s engaging for kids from 4 to 14 to 140” said Morris.
He first discovered the event 4 decades ago.
“My first family science night was 40 years ago I was 12 I was turned on. My mom said you know Bobby if you like science you might become a scientist here someday, and it took only 36 years to make it come true.”
A few scientists in training, Deanna and Will McGowan made the trek over from Sullivan.
They checked out the sea life inside the touch tank.
“The biggest starfish that there was and when you picked him up he was huge and he would stick to your hands” said Deanna.
“Sea Cucumber and it really felt sloppy” said Will.