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Citizen Science DNA Barcoding Workshop

September 23, 2023, 9 am.

Identifying insects can be difficult, and scientists need your help! Join Entomologist Jeffry Petracca from Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory’s DNA Learning Center (DNALC) for a day-long workshop where you will become Citizen Scientists as part of the DNALC’s Citizen DNA Barcode Network, and learn how to identify insects using their DNA! During this workshop, you will collect insects from the grounds of the South Fork Natural History Museum, extract their DNA, and use hands-on laboratory techniques to develop a DNA barcode for identification. Your DNA barcodes will even be published to a national database that will be used by scientists worldwide!

Workshop Leader: Jeffry Petracca, Entomologist and High School Educator

This FREE program is for adults and teens, 13 years of age and older.


South Fork Natural History Museum, 377 Bridgehampton-Sag Harbor Turnpike, Bridgehampton, NY United States