Environmental Science

Student uses a pipet to extract DNA with other students looking on.

Fish Market Survey

Grades
10 11 12
Senior biology students use a DNA barcoding kit to test local grocery store fish samples, and discover if the fish they bought is mislabeled and part of food fraud!
Mussels on a rocky coastline

Using Mussels to Monitor the Environment

Mussels are a kind of invertebrate that filter food out of the water they live in. This makes them a great tool for monitoring environmental water quality and tracking bioaccumulation in aquatic food webs.