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Diving Deeper Into Aquatic Macroinvertebrate ID

November 10, 9:00 AM - 12:30 PM
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When: Saturday, November 10, 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Where: Stroud Water Research Center

This workshop is full.

This workshop and the macroinvertebrates.org project are supported by funding from the National Science Foundation under Grant No. DRL-1623969. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.

Join our team of educators and entomologists for a brief immersion in the world of aquatic macroinvertebrates! We’ll use the newly enhanced macroinvertebrates.org website (containing 150 taxa) as our tool for engagement and understanding, and to assist you with your own identification needs or in your role as educator or trainer in aquatic insects. We’ll be diving deeper into the caddisfly order (Trichoptera) and the amazing world of the net-spinning caddisfly family (Hydropsychidae).

Time will be spent mostly in our learning laboratory working through different identification experiences, with a small portion outside to do some live collections.

What to bring:

  • Laptop or tablet computer (we have extras if you cannot bring one)
  • Writing utensil

The Stroud Center will provide:

  • Wading boots for collecting macroinvertebrates in the stream
  • Identification keys
  • Macroinvertebrate.org give-aways!

Our partners in creating this NSF-funded website from the Human-Computer Interaction Institute at Carnegie-Mellon University will be on hand studying how the site can help with teaching and learning macroinvertebrate ID. You will be invited to participate in this voluntary study.

Details
Stroud Water Research Center
  • 970 Spencer Road
    Avondale, PA 19311 United States
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Organizer
  • Tara Muenz, Assistant Director of Education
  • Phone:
    610-268-2153, ext. 301
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