What a surprise to find a post about the Maine Barcode of Life (MBOL) project coming all the way from Canada! Dirk Steinke, a DNA barcoding expert from the Biodiversity Institute of Ontario at the University of Guelph writes a very complementary post about our work. iXplore launched MBOL in 2013 and recently, with a generous donation from the Maine Community Foundation Rine-Thompson fund, we will broaden student participation in Greater Portland, Maine. The grant provides the necessary funds to complete the “DNA Barcoding Foot Locker” containing equipment and supplies. The foot locker will travel to high schools to support student research during the academic year. Thanks for the shout out Dirk… and you’re right, we do like to have fun!