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Biology of Aquatic Macroinvertebrates
August 6, 2022 @ 8:30 am - 10:00 am
Fun Activity for Children, Ages 10 and Up.
Jay Cordeiro, TRWA Board Member and Wildlife Conservation Biologist, will introduce participants to the aquatic macroinvertebrate fauna found in fresh water. Aquatic macroinvertebrates include immature larval and adult forms of many insects, such as dragonflies, damselflies, mayflies, and caddisflies; as well as bottom dwelling animals, such as worms, snails, and mussels, among other organisms. Many of these organisms are sensitive to pollution and can provide important indicators of impaired water quality.
Participants will collect samples of aquatic invertebrates and amphibians with nets, sieves and by hand. We will learn to identify, count and record their findings, and discuss the intricate life cycles, food webs, and survival adaptations of these organisms. Program is designed for ages 10 and up.
Participants should expect to get wet and are asked to bring old sneakers, water shoes, muck boots, shin high or greater. All other materials will be provided.
Cost: Members- free; Non-members- $5
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