After School Program
DNA Barcoding - Exploratory Course
Through May 30, 2013
Have you ever wanted to know more about the biological organisms that surround you? In this course, we will explore a cutting edge methodology that has helped scientists all over the world identify and study biodiversity: DNA Barcoding. This scientific methodology can be applied to explore and answer a great diversity of questions: Does the leather used to make this purse, belt, or wallet come from an endangered, illegally harvested species? Does the bug I found in my room cause health problems? Are the plants growing in my backyard native or invasive species? Students in this course will have the opportunity to participate in hands-on labs to learn the basics of DNA barcoding. They will also learn basic concepts in ecology, biodiversity and conservation biology. This course is offered free.
Meeting Times: Tuesdays and Thursdays: 4:30 PM to 6:30 PM
Meeting Dates: 4/23, 4/25, 4/30, 5/2, 5/7, 5/9, 5/14, 5/16, 5/21, 5/23, 5/28, 5/30