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Getting to Know BUGSS; Growing Baltimore’s Canopy


Biotech as a hobby? The Baltimore Underground Science Space - known as BUGSS - welcomes amateurs and experts to experiment at its laboratory, and dive into classes on DNA, gene editing, and microbes. We speak to executive director Dr. Lisa Scheifele. And two local high school students describe their efforts at BUGSS to design a blood-clotting bandage that could save lives of gunshot victims. Help send the iGem team to Boston here.

Plus, growing Baltimore’s tree canopy with Charles Murphy of TreeBaltimore. Check out there upcoming events here. Learn about native tree species in Baltimore here.

Sheilah Kast is the host of On The Record, Monday-Friday, 9:30-10:00 am.
Maureen Harvie is Senior Supervising Producer for On the Record. She is a graduate of the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, and joined WYPR in 2014 as an intern for the newsroom. Whether coordinating live election night coverage, capturing the sounds of a roller derby scrimmage, interviewing veterans, or booking local authors, she is always on the lookout for the next story.