Workshop: It’s a Malaise Trap!
Exploring Insect Identification and Trapping Methods
Date: Wednesday, March 25th/2015 Time: 9:00am-3:00pm
Outdoor educators have always known that insects are amazing classroom study organisms! They are easy to collect and have a fascinating array of life histories. Insects are also important indicators of ecosystem health and are an integral part of every park, schoolyard and habitat surrounding us. Come enhance your knowledge of the world of insects with us at the Biodiversity Institute of Ontario (BIO)!
What you will learn!
This workshop is specially designed to teach outdoor educators about the Malaise trap, a tent-like apparatus used for the collection of flying insects, as well as insect identification, classification
The Biodiversity Institute of Ontario
The Biodiversity Institute of Ontario at the University of Guelph is an institute dedicated to the study of biodiversity, particularly at the species level. BIO is also the birthplace of DNA barcoding, whereby short, standardized gene sequences are used to accelerate species discovery and identification. BIO is home to several world-class biodiversity experts and entomologists who are eager to share their knowledge with you!
Enrollment is limited to 30 participants.
Pre-registration is required
Registration Deadline: Friday, March 13th/2015
Registration fee is $50.00 +HST. (Please make cheques payable to The Biodiversity Institute of Ontario)
Date: Wednesday, March 25th/2015
Time: 9:00am – 3:00pm
*Light breakfast, snack & coffee/tea provided (Please inform us of any dietary restrictions)*
Lunch: Available for purchase on campus
The Biodiversity institute of Ontario
University of Guelph
50 Stone Rd. East
Guelph, ON. N1G 2W1