Exploring DNA Traits at STEM HQ

STEM HQ is in Devonport Rd.

Today STEM HQ in Devonport Rd will be featuring a free DNA activity with biologist Rebecca Prestidge.

“Rebecca will be joining us at STEM HQ to run family sessions on DNA traits,” says a STEM HQ spokesperson. “If you went to @stemfestnz last year you'll know how popular this activity was.”

STEM HQ which opened on October 1 in the Goddards Centre in downtown Tauranga brings educational entertainment with a play and learn environment that makes way for sparking curiosity and exploration. The discovery area is dedicated to science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

Biologist Rebecca Prestidge will be running sessions today on exploring DNA traits. Photo: Supplied

Featuring six separate exhibit zones and a ‘feature zone’ that changes weekly, there are activities people will want to keep coming back for.

Exhibit spaces include a Space Zone, Sponsors Exhibitor Zone, Light Zone, Engineering Nook, Earth Science Zone, and Mini Maker’s Station. STEM HQ will also have an ‘indoor lawn’ that hosts rotating activities and featured workshops.

Rebecca has a Bachelor of Science, majoring in molecular and cellular biology. She says one of the highlights of her degree was sequencing her own mitochondrial DNZ.

There are two free DNA sessions with Rebecca today, from 10am to 12am and 1pm to 3pm.

To keep up with the schedule of activities around STEM go to

STEM ‘Discovery’ HQ runs until December 31. Click here for more information

STEM HQ is located at 27 Deveonport Rd, Tauranga.

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