First name: 
Christine
Surname: 
Marizzi
Please select your type of occupation: 
Working for an NGO
Organizational affiliation: 
Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, DNA Learning Center; BioBus, Inc.
How are you performing research on Citizen Science, taking part in Citizen Science activities and/or supporting Citizen Science?: 
I manage a biodiversity-based Citizen Science program in NYC that can be easily replicated around the world. I design, facilitate and help evaluating Citizen Science projects. I also actively participate in other programs, such as Nodes and Networks, hands-on workshops that collect scientific data, discussion forums and DIY labs/maker spaces.
Name of Citizen Science Project: 
Urban Barcode Project
Project URL: 
www.urbanbarcodeproject.org
Organization running the project: 
DNA Learning Center
Brief description of project: 
The Urban Barcode Project (UBP) is a science program spanning the five boroughs of New York City (NYC) originally funded by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. In the project, high school student research teams sponsored by a qualifying science teacher use DNA barcoding to explore biodiversity in the NYC metropolitan area. Teams have free access to everything needed for their DNA barcode experiments, including equipment, protocols, and reagents for DNA extraction, PCR, and DNA sequencing.
Please choose from the following list of tags to describe the content of the project.: 
Animal
Biodiversity
Biology
Food
Fungi
Hacking/Making
Health
Participation
Soil
Water
Please indicate the approximate geographical scale of the project.: 
International
Project social media contacts: 
www.urbanbarcodeproject.org