23andMe at the Girl Scouts’ Golden Gate Bridging

joyce.jpgLast weekend 23andMe participated in the Girl Scouts’ Golden Gate Bridging at Crissy Field in San Francisco.

This annual event celebrates middle school girls who are graduating from Junior Girl Scouts to Cadette Girl Scouts. To symbolize this transition, the girls walk across the Golden Gate Bridge. More than 7,000 girls from eight states were in attendance.

We were particularly excited to help out at this event because several of us are former Girl Scouts. Joyce, seen here wearing her Girl Scout sash, attended the Golden Gate Bridging as a participant 20 years ago!

The 23andMe team ran a booth where girls could “translate” their names into the genetic code and then use colored beads to represent their new “DNA aliases” on a zipper pull (click here for instructions).

We had a great time meeting the girls and talking to them about DNA. They seemed to enjoy it too — as one girl assembled her zipper pull she exclaimed, “I never thought today would be so fun!”

After the jump, a few more photos from our day at Crissy Field.