SBU Med. Students Celebrate Heart Month at LI Children's Museum
WORKSHOP - A Walk Through the Heart
February 12, 19 & 26 from 12:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Jump into the left ventricle and slide through the aorta as you are escorted by medical students from Stony Brook University's School of Medicine. LICM will celebrate the work of Dr. Daniel Hale Williams and his groundbreaking status as the first person to successfully operate on the heart. Children will have a chance to discover the workings of the heart's anatomy as they become a red blood cell and walk through a room-size map of the human heart! Ages 3 and up. Free with museum admission.
WORKSHOP - 1893: Dr. Daniel Hale Williams Operates!
February 12, 19 & 26 from 2:00 - 3:30 p.m.
Experience the thrill of operating on a heart in a dissection workshop led by medical students from Stony Brook University's School of Medicine. This workshop will re-enact the 1893 surgery when Dr. Daniel Hale Williams, one of only four African-American physicians practicing in Chicago, performed the first successful operation on the human heart. Ages 8 and up. $2 fee with museum admission. Advance registration required.
WORKSHOP - What's Inside All Hearts?
February 12, 19 & 26 from 3:30 - 4:30 p.m.
While each of us looks unique on the outside, inside, our hearts look remarkably the same. What is your heart made of? How do we keep this important organ healthy? Take a closer look at what's inside our hearts using a real microscope and slides of heart tissue. Medical students from Stony Brook University Hospital will work alongside our "junior physicians" as we discover and explore the heart's inner workings. Ages 6 and up. Free with museum admission.
For more information on these programs, call (516) 224-5845. Also visit the LI Children's Museum and Stony Brook University online.