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Bug Hunt Trainings - volunteers in the waterway

Bug Hunt Events and Training

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we will be changing how we host our monitoring events, including no large group gathering and the use of protective gear.  Please register if you are interested and we will provide more information as we navigate a way to engage you in sampling while keeping you safe.  As Citizen Scientists, you are critical to improving the Rouge River.

We invite you to come along and hunt bugs with us! No prior experience is necessary but PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. 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.

Help Support the Bug Hunts


Fall Bug Hunt
Sat., October 17, 2020 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Register Here


During the pandemic we have cancelled all trainings until they can be safely done in person.

If you have attended one of our Bug Hunts or Stonefly Searches and are interested in learning more and taking on a leadership role at the next event, please sign up for training. Our events are possible due to volunteers who are willing to lead teams on our sampling days.

Must have attended a Bug Hunt, have some experience or be a REP teacher or volunteer.
Learn how to properly collect and identify benthic macroinvertebrates (“bugs”) and become a Team Leader for Bug Hunts and Stonefly Searches. Half indoors; half outdoors at stream. Waders required (we can provide if you let us know your shoe size).

Register Here