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Bug Hunt Trainings - volunteers in the waterway

Bug Hunt Events and Training

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


Spring Bug Hunt
Sat., April 18, 2020 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Location to be determined

Register Here


Bug Identification and Sampling Techniques for Team Leaders
Sat., April 5, 2020 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Register Here

Bug Identification and Sampling Techniques

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).

Check back in 2020 for Training Dates.