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Bug Hunt Events and Trainings

GREAT NEWS:  We have raised enough funding to replace the funding that was cut for this program so all 2018 events are back on schedule!

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.


Spring Bug Hunt – Sat. April 21, 2018
*Event was rescheduled from April 14 so registration is still open

Fall Bug Hunt – Sat. October  13, 2018 

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


Bug Identification and Sampling Techniques

*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).

Sat. September 29, 2018
Plymouth Township Hall, 9955 North Haggerty, Plymouth, MI