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      June 1, 2019

      Saturday  12:30 PM

      101 Chestnut Street
      Jefferson City, Missouri

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      CSI Missouri: Capital Science Investigators

      Experience first-hand the thrill of laboratory science! Middle School students - put your science and detective skills to the test on Saturday, June 1, from 12:30 PM - 5:00PM, at the Missouri State Public Health Laboratory. Approximately 40 students will spend the afternoon participating in hands-on science activities and learning about careers in public health laboratory science.Parents — you’re invited too! Arrive one-hour prior to pick-up time (4PM) to take a tour of the state-of- the-art laboratory and learn how the lab serves the community. Light refreshments will be served.  Check out the official event flyer.  Event Activites Include: Genes in a Bottle DNA Extraction  – Practice the technique scientists use to separate pure DNA from cells... and extract your own DNA! Foodborne Outbreak Investigation – Use your laboratory skills to identify the organism(s) causing the outbreak, track the source of the outbreak and discuss ways to prevent the infection from spreading. Water Testing - Perform water testing and determine if the samples are contaminated with E. Coli. The positive samples will have a fun twist when viewed under a black light! Microscopes - Use a microscope to view actual slides that we have tested at the Missouri State Public Health Laboratory. Proper PPE techniques - Learn how to properly don and doff PPE in order to ensure there is no contamination. Use Glo Germ to test your PPE skills. Laboratory Tour – Tour the state-of-the-art Missouri State Public Health Laboratory. About the Sponsors The Missouri State Public Health Laboratory (MSPHL) is dedicated to promoting, protecting and partnering for health by delivering quality public health laboratory services. About five million tests (many required by law) are performed in the MSPHL and one branch laboratory located in Poplar Bluff. Approximately 406,920 mailing kits are assembled and distributed each year for the return of specimens from hospitals and private laboratories as well as city, county and district health offices. The MSPHL also functions as a reference lab for medical laboratories in the state and confirms results or completes organism identification. The Association of Public Health Laboratories (APHL) is the national nonprofit representing governmental laboratories that monitor and detect public health threats, ranging from lead contamination in drinking water to metabolic and genetic conditions in newborns. FAQs - Frequently Asked Questions What should I wear? The following dress code guidelines should be observed and will ensure that your safety is maintained while attending the event: Clothing should provide adequate protection when working with materials in the training laboratory. Do not wear clothing that drags on the floor or does not provide adequate skin protection. Shorts, capri pants, dresses and skirts are not allowed in the laboratory. Halter tops, tank tops and crop tops are also considered inappropriate laboratory attire. Jewelry or other flowing clothing or accessories that may hang into activity materials need to be removed before working in the laboratory. Clothing, hats, buttons or pins bearing offensive or obscene language, pictures or other offensive material (e.g. sexually explicit, depictions of violence, profanity) may not be worn while attending trainings or other activities at MSPHL. Sandals, perforated shoes and open-toed or open-heeled shoes are not permitted in the laboratory. Shoes should have non-slip soles and provide full coverage of the foot. Personal protective equipment (lab coat, gloves, protective eyewear) will be provided for use by event participants. Lab coats, gloves and other PPE must not be worn outside of the training laboratory. Is there an age limit to enter the event? Yes. Students must be at least 12 years-old to participate. Please note, each individual student and each individual parent must obtain a seperate ticket. See the links above. What should I bring to the event? Bring your signed registration summary (printed ticket). Remember what you should wear (see FAQ - What should I wear?). What do I do in the case of a special need? Contact Laura Siegel at 240-485-2744 or at least one week prior to the event. I want to register, but the event is full. What do I do? Complete the registration form and your name will automatically be added to our waitlist. You will be notified if/when a space becomes available. Photos from Previous Events Want to learn more about previous laboratory science days hosted by APHL and our member laboratories? Check out photos and articles from our previous events: Lab Jedi: The Force Behind Public Health, 2016 Public Health's Pit Crew: A Look Inside the Indiana Public Health Laboratory, 2015 The Science League: The Heroes of Public Health, 2014

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