Genetics for the kids

In an exciting new venture at CenGen, we are exploring the possibility of getting involved with science education in collaboration with the Cape Winelands Education District (CWED). Brian Wilson (Dr) and Edgar Johannes from the CWED visited us on Wednesday, 18 December, to discuss how CenGen can contribute to creating awareness among primary and high school learners about the opportunities of a career in science. Genetics is often regarded as a “difficult” subject by both teachers and learners. We would like to help them to discover, grasp and appreciate the wonderful and interesting world of DNA and understand how scientists working in this field are helping to ensure that the agricultural sector can produce good and sufficient food for all of us.  We look forward to working with the education department in 2020 to make this vision a reality.