These video excerpts were taken from a presentation that high school students delivered during a public engagement event held at the Channel Islands National Park headquarters on August 1, 2010.

Colin Crilly introduces the concept of biodiversity.

Colin Crilly
Foothill Technology High School
Ventura, CA
Senior


Matt Ray discusses some of the biogeographic factors influencing biodiversity in CA’s northern Channel Islands, and how SCUBA is used as a research tool.

Matthew Ray
Chaminade College Prep
West Hills, CA
Graduated senior
Entering freshman: University of San Diego


Colin Crilly describes the DNA barcoding metaphor and Katrina Zandberg introduces the barcoding gene.

Colin Crilly
Foothill Technology High School
Ventura, CA
Senior

Katrina Zandberg
Harvard-Westlake High School
North Hollywood, CA
Graduated senior
Entering freshman: Dartmouth College


Hank Adelmann discusses applications for DNA barcoding.

Charles (Hank) Adelmann
Harvard-Westlake High School
North Hollywood, CA
Senior


Claudine Yee describes the process of genomic DNA extraction.

Claudine Yee
Harvard-Westlake High School
North Hollywood, CA
Graduated senior
Entering freshman: Brown University


Hank Adelmann describes the use of the polymerase chain reaction to amplify the COI gene fragment and Claudine Yee describes the automated DNA sequencing process.

Charles (Hank) Adelmann
Harvard-Westlake High School
North Hollywood, CA
Senior

Claudine Yee
Harvard-Westlake High School
North Hollywood, CA
Graduated senior
Entering freshman: Brown University


Hank Adelmann summarizes the subcloning of COI gene fragments into plasmid vectors.

Charles (Hank) Adelmann
Harvard-Westlake High School
North Hollywood, CA
Senior


Colin Crilly discusses the Encyclopedia of Life and the International Barcode of Life Project. Katrina Zandberg follows by discussing the Barcode of Life Data (BOLD) Systems and how it was used to store the group’s specimen and sequence data.

Colin Crilly
Foothill Technology High School
Ventura, CA
Senior

Katrina Zandberg
Harvard-Westlake High School
North Hollywood, CA
Graduated senior
Entering freshman: Dartmouth College


Colin Crilly describes student involvement in the creation of a genetic encyclopedia of earth’s plants and animals.

Colin Crilly
Foothill Technology High School
Ventura, CA
Senior


Rachel Fleming discusses the importance of biodiversity preservation.

Rachel Fleming
Buena High School
Ventura, CA
Graduated Senior


Ben Krebs discusses the relationship between nature and technology.

Benjamin Krebs
Foothill High School
Pleasanton, CA
Senior




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