June 15, 2012

Stepping into Insect Science

Children preparing for a hot field day: sunscreen and repellent
Caroline Chaboo, Riley Wertenberger (KU undergraduate), and Josh Cunningham (Haskell U. undergraduate) led an outdoor insect discovery class for the Stepping Stones, Inc. school, Lawrence KS, on June 7, 2012. Fourteen 7-10 year old school kids and their two teachers were armed with insect nets and large vials and shown how to net and sweep sample insects in the Rockefeller Prairie, KU Field Station. The kids were excited to catch, study, and release a wide variety of live insects and learn a little about the prairie ecosystem.

Riley demonstrates how to remove insects from a sweep net

 

Catching bugs (= true bugs) and other insects

 

Ento-enthusiastic!

 


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