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Field Entomology/Natural History of the Berkshires

The Field Entomology/Natural History of the Berkshires course starts Tuesday July 5th. Sign up is over BUT we will be night collecting at the Pittsfield State Forest on Wednesday July 6th. This is a free event and open to the public. Get there around dark and be ready to be WOWed! You can find us by following the light.moth collecting

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Field Entomology for Teachers

lodge state forestField Entomology for Teachers–Through MCLA

This is a hands-on, fun packed, but rigorous course!

Course title:  Field Entomology for Educators
Course number:  BIOE 650
Number of credits:   3 graduate
Course dates:  July 7 – 11, 2014
Course times:  8:00am – 4:00pm
Course location:  Pittsfield State Forest


For questions about registration contact:
Jake Eberwein
Dean of Graduate and Continuing Education
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts
Mark Hopkins 204
(413) 662-5543

Where we meet: The educator’s building across from the swimming hole just past the main entrance to the forest.

What to bring to the course: Comfortable clothing and shoes with white socks, rain gear, a notebook for keeping field notes, your lunch and snacks.

What will be provided: field collecting equipment, microscopes, pinning and mounting supplies, maps, and most importantly BUG repellent.

bioblitz moths 007What is an insect? And why should we study them?
Lyme Disease overview
Anatomy of an insect
The Insect Orders and Life Cycles
Using an identification key
Aquatic collecting and identification.
Insects, Ecology and the Environment
Wooley Adelgids
Night Collecting
Pinning and mounting
Insects, Genetics, Biodiversity and Evolution
Insects and Society

This 3-credit graduate field entomology course will demonstrate to teachers the accessibility and versatility of insects as models in teaching a wide range of concepts including:
the characteristics of living things, reproduction and heredity, genetics, structure and function of cells, evolution and biodiversity, adaptations, energy cycles, ecology and environmental science.

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Posted by on May 9, 2014 in insects, Science


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