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Bug Hunt Trainings - volunteers in the waterway

Bug Hunt Events and Training

Please read our COVID-19 prevention message for in-person monitoring.

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 ten and older* (during COVID-19) welcome when accompanied by a PARTICIPATING adult; groups of up to six people.

Help Support the Bug Hunts


Winter Stonefly Search
Sat., January 23, 2021 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Check back in a few weeks for details.


We are planning to hold a training in spring 2021, please check back for details.

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