Barcode Long Island
Educator Workshop

The Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory DNA Learning Center is an approved Sponsor of Continuing Teacher and Leader Education (CTLE).

Teachers are eligible to attend a training workshop if they teach a high school science class or research program. Teachers must attend a barcoding workshop before they may mentor teams for BLI.

In the DNA barcoding workshop, participants will be introduced to the project, learn all the biochemical and bioinformatics techniques required for DNA barcoding, and learn how to mentor barcoding teams. Teachers who complete this workshop will be eligible to organize student teams, who will carry out all aspects of DNA barcoding research during the school year.


DNA Barcoding Workshop

The Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory DNA Learning Center is offering a one-day, in-person DNA barcoding wet-lab training. Applicants to this free workshop should be confirmed collaborators of CDBN. High school science teachers on Long Island with an interest in implementing authentic research experiences with students through Barcode Long Island are also welcome to apply. Trained mentors interested in a program refresher are also encouraged to attend.

Election Day, November 7, 2023, 9:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m.
at Dolan DNA Learning Center, Cold Spring Harbor, NY

Register for the workshop

(Register by November 1, 2023)

Participants in this workshop will learn:

  • Introduction to DNA barcoding and biodiversity
  • Sample collection and documentation
  • Chelex DNA extraction
  • Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR)
  • Gel electrophoresis
  • Program implementation

A virtual bioinformatics training will be organized for a later date, following receipt of DNA barcode sequence data.