|Spend the time||outdoors|
|Appropriate for kids||yes|
Sharp eyes to spot cockroaches
National Cockroach Project
|Use DNA barcoding to analyze American cockroaches.|
|Collect, label, send in dead American cockroaches.|
WHAT: High school students and other citizen scientists collecting and helping analyze American cockroaches using DNA barcoding.
WHY: Genetic diversity is a window into evolution and patterns of migration. American cockroaches originated in Africa and hitchhiked around the world on commercial goods. This project asks: