Hamilton District Christian High students collect bugs for Malaise Trap Project

Community Oct 02, 2015 Ancaster News

Grade 9 science students at Hamilton District Christian High have set up a Malaise trap and security tape to collect bugs on the school campus.

The traps are used to carry out biodiversity inventories for scientific research. As part of a worldwide project called the Malaise Trap Project, students will send specimens to the Biodiversity Institute of Ontario at the University of Guelph to be counted, sorted and DNA barcoded.

Once the barcode sequence has been obtained, it is placed in the Barcode of Life Data Systems database — a reference library of DNA barcodes that can be used to assign identities to unknown specimens.

Through hands-on research and inquiry-based learning, the School Malaise Trap Project offers students the opportunity to become citizen scientists who contribute valuable data to the International Barcode of Life project.

Hamilton District Christian High students collect bugs for Malaise Trap Project

Community Oct 02, 2015 Ancaster News

Grade 9 science students at Hamilton District Christian High have set up a Malaise trap and security tape to collect bugs on the school campus.

The traps are used to carry out biodiversity inventories for scientific research. As part of a worldwide project called the Malaise Trap Project, students will send specimens to the Biodiversity Institute of Ontario at the University of Guelph to be counted, sorted and DNA barcoded.

Once the barcode sequence has been obtained, it is placed in the Barcode of Life Data Systems database — a reference library of DNA barcodes that can be used to assign identities to unknown specimens.

Through hands-on research and inquiry-based learning, the School Malaise Trap Project offers students the opportunity to become citizen scientists who contribute valuable data to the International Barcode of Life project.

Hamilton District Christian High students collect bugs for Malaise Trap Project

Community Oct 02, 2015 Ancaster News

Grade 9 science students at Hamilton District Christian High have set up a Malaise trap and security tape to collect bugs on the school campus.

The traps are used to carry out biodiversity inventories for scientific research. As part of a worldwide project called the Malaise Trap Project, students will send specimens to the Biodiversity Institute of Ontario at the University of Guelph to be counted, sorted and DNA barcoded.

Once the barcode sequence has been obtained, it is placed in the Barcode of Life Data Systems database — a reference library of DNA barcodes that can be used to assign identities to unknown specimens.

Through hands-on research and inquiry-based learning, the School Malaise Trap Project offers students the opportunity to become citizen scientists who contribute valuable data to the International Barcode of Life project.