National DNA Day is a unique day when students, teachers and the public can learn more about genetics and genomics! The day commemorates the completion of the Human Genome Project in April 2003, and the discovery of DNA's double helix. DNA Day 2015 will be celebrated on Friday, April 24, 2015.
2015 National DNA Day Activities
K-12 Teachers and their students create Pinterest board with images/links to genomic resources used to educate students in the classroom. ALL participants receive hands-on educational resources for use in the classroom.
NHGRI staff will choose top boards to feature on Genome: Unlocking Life's Code website and Pinterest Board.
Celebrating DNA Day in the Classroom
For more ideas on how to celebrate DNA Day in your classroom, browse our DNA Day pages using the choices at the top of this page and try out our learning activities from DNA Day celebrations in the past. All of the activiites here are aimed at inspiring the next generation of scientists who will use the human genome sequence to benefit human health.
DNA Day Online Chatroom
- Visit: The Online Chatroom Archives for transcripts dating back to 2005.
Past National DNA Day News and Features
- DNA Day Speaker Presentation
Download Powerpoint slides featuring a range of topics: From DNA to Function, How Proteins Are Made, Making SNPs Make Sense, more.
- NHGRI Employees Visit NIH Children's Inn To Make DNA Bracelets for National DNA Day
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For questions about DNA Day or DNA Day resources, please send an e-mail to: DNAday@mail.nih.gov
Last Updated: March 27, 2015