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SLA to Host Aquatic Bug Hunt on Squam Lake
June 28, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
Registration: Registration is required. Space is limited to 12 people. .
This Week’s Program:
When you think of aquatic organisms, what comes to mind? Fish, turtles, and perhaps algae or plankton. Lesser known is the world of aquatic “bugs” that reside in the water, such as mayflies and caddisflies. These organisms, technically known as benthic macroinvertebrates, can serve as indicator species and help us infer information about water quality. They are easily sampled and are commonly used in citizen science. Join the Squam Lakes Association on Friday, June 28th from 10:00 am – 12:30 pm for a chance to learn about these fascinating organisms as we sample different habitats around our campus!
What to Bring: Participants should wear clothing they do not mind getting dirty, and those interested in getting in the water to sample should bring footwear that can get wet and a change of dry clothing. Participants who do not wish to get in the water are still welcome to join on shore to pick through samples and identify organisms.
Audience: All ages are welcome! Children must be accompanied by an adult.