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 summer training workshop if they teach a high school science class or research program. Teachers must attend a five-day DNA 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. Teachers who attended a week-long training workshop in previous summers may not register to attend the barcoding workshop a second time.

Available workshops:

DNA Barcoding Workshop–Citizen DNA Barcode Network

Funded by the NIH NIGMS Science Education Partnership Award

The Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory DNA Learning Center (DNALC) is offering a five-day, in-person workshop on DNA barcoding for the community-science driven Citizen DNA Barcode Network (CDBN) program. Applicants to this free workshop should be confirmed collaborators of CDBN. High school teachers on Long Island with an interest in implementing authentic research experiences with students through Barcode Long Island (BLI) are also welcome to apply.

Seating for this workshop is limited and available on a first come, first served basis.

2021 In-person Workshop
August 2-6, 2021 9:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m. EDT

Register for the workshop

Participants in this workshop will learn:

  • Introduction to DNA barcoding and biodiversity
  • DNA extraction
  • Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR)
  • Gel electrophoresis
  • Sample collection and documentation
  • Bioinformatics–DNA Subway’s Blue Line
  • Phylogenetics
  • Program implementation