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Bug Hunt Trainings - volunteers in the waterway

Bug Hunt Events and Trainings

Bug Hunts

We invite you to come along and hunt bugs with us! No prior experience is necessary. We need your eyes, hands, and boots on the ground!

* Children five and older welcome when accompanied by a PARTICIPATING adult; groups of up to six people.

2017 Fall Bug Hunt

Sat. Oct. 14, 2017
9 a.m.–4 p.m.
Schoolcraft College – VisTa Tech Center
18600 Haggerty Rd, Livonia, MI 48152

REGISTER * Deadline  Sept. 29, 2017

2018 Stonefly Search

Sat. Jan. 20, 2018
9 a.m.–3 p.m.
Environmental Interpretive Center
University of Michigan-Dearborn
Dearborn, MI 48128

REGISTER * Deadline Jan. 5, 2018

Training Workshops

* must have attended a Bug Hunt, have some experience or be a REP teacher or volunteer.

Bug Identification and Sampling Techniques

Learn how to properly collect and identify benthic macroinvertebrates (“bugs”). Half indoors; half outdoors at stream. Waders required (we can provide if you let us know your shoe size).

Spring: Sat. Sept. 30 , 2017

9:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m.
Plymouth Township Hall
9955 North Haggerty
Plymouth, MI 48170

REGISTER * Deadline Sept. 22, 2017