Citizen DNA Barcode Network (CDBN)
Events Calendar

DNA Barcoding Wetlab Workshop Event Link

Jones Beach Energy & Nature Center, New York

Saturday, October 15, 2022
9:30 AM 3:30 PM (Adults and Teens Ages 12+)

Join other citizen scientists to process Long Island insects for DNA sequencing!

In this all-day event, participants will familiarize themselves with the biodiversity of Jones Beach, with a focus on local ant, beetle, and mosquito groups.

This event is a follow up event to the collection event that occurred in June. During this wet lab workshop, our partners at Cold Spring Harbor Labs will introduce participants to the hands-on DNA isolation of the collected specimens, amplification of the DNA barcode region, and gel electrophoresis.

We will provide:

  • Lab equipment
  • Computers
  • DNA Specimens
You must bring:
  • Lunch

Past events:

Free Science Summer Camp!

Summer Field Science & DNA Camp

Shelter Island, New York

Summer Barcode Camp 2022 at Shelter Island

DNA Learning Center Collection Event Event Link

Jones Beach Energy & Nature Center, New York

Saturday, June 18, 2022
9:00 AM 12:00 PM
with Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory’s Citizen Science DNA Barcode Network

Join other citizen scientists to collect Long Island insects for DNA sequencing!

In this three hour event, participants will familiarize themselves with the biodiversity of Jones Beach, with a focus on local ant, beetle, and mosquito groups.

Attendees will be introduced to how DNA barcoding can be used to identify species, and will obtain, document, and preserve specimens for DNA isolation at future events. Collection and identification of these insects helps improve their range maps and can show how species are responding to environmental pressures such as global climate change.

Bug Barcoding: a citizen science project Event Link

Cook Museum of Natural Science, Decatur, Alabama

Saturday, March 6, 2021
9:15 am – 2 pm
FREE with registration
For ages 19 and older

Collect an ant, mosquito, or beetle and join us for a half-day, hands-on experience.

You will extract your bug’s DNA and, through a laboratory technique called DNA barcoding, take a look into the insect’s genetic recipe to determine its specific identity. Your data will contribute to maps that inform scientists where species live as a part of a national citizen science project, “Citizen DNA Barcode Network.” Lunch and Admissions to the Exhibits is not included

Details

Each participant will have their own socially distanced table at which to work. The Cook Museum of Natural Science, as an entertainment venue, is following the state mandate requiring face coverings to be worn in public places. Please have all visitors age 7 and above wear a mask while in the Museum.

This project was developed by the DNA Learning Center of Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory and funded through an NIH SEPA grant. In coordination with the HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology and the Citizen DNA Barcode Network.

  • At Cook Museum of Natural Science
  • Open to adults age 19 and older
  • Saturday, February 20, 2021
  • 9:15 am – 2 pm, with a 45-minute break to enjoy lunch (not included)
  • Admissions to the Exhibits is not included
Register on eventbrite

or call (256) 898-6312

Bug Barcoding: a citizen science project Event Link

Cook Museum of Natural Science, Decatur, Alabama

Saturday, February 20, 2021
9:15 am – 2 pm
FREE with registration
For ages 19 and older

Collect an ant, mosquito, or beetle and join us for a half-day, hands-on experience.

You will extract your bug’s DNA and, through a laboratory technique called DNA barcoding, take a look into the insect’s genetic recipe to determine its specific identity. Your data will contribute to maps that inform scientists where species live as a part of a national citizen science project, “Citizen DNA Barcode Network.” Lunch and Admissions to the Exhibits is not included

Details

Each participant will have their own socially distanced table at which to work. The Cook Museum of Natural Science, as an entertainment venue, is following the state mandate requiring face coverings to be worn in public places. Please have all visitors age 7 and above wear a mask while in the Museum.

This project was developed by the DNA Learning Center of Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory and funded through an NIH SEPA grant. In coordination with the HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology and the Citizen DNA Barcode Network.

  • At Cook Museum of Natural Science
  • Open to adults age 19 and older
  • Saturday, February 20, 2021
  • 9:15 am – 2 pm, with a 45-minute break to enjoy lunch (not included)
  • Admissions to the Exhibits is not included
Register on eventbrite

or call (256) 898-6312