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Bug Hunt Trainings - volunteers in the waterway

Bug Hunt Events and Training

We need your eyes, hands, and boots on the ground! No prior experience is necessary but PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. All volunteers must self-screen for covid symptoms. Children eight and older are welcome when accompanied by a PARTICIPATING adult; groups limited to four people. 

Fall Bug Hunt
Sat. October 15, 2022 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.


Register for the Fall Bug Hunt


If you have attended a Bug Hunt or Stonefly Search or have some experience with benthic macroinvertebrate sampling, take the next step and become a Team Leader.
Team Leaders are provided with training and guidance and are asked to be available to lead a team during the spring and fall bug hunts and winter stonefly searches.

Currently, training is being offered in a hybrid format.

Part I – Virtual Training (recorded from March 29 training)

Part I Training

Part IIField Training, waders required (we can supply) – Sat. Oct. 8 9am-12pm

Part II Field Training Registration

Identification Video – please review before field training

Identification Video

Veteran Team Leaders

Due to recent updates from the statewide monitoring agency, MiCorps, all Team Leaders must be recertified to lead a team starting October 2021. To recertify, view both videos below and attend field training.