Scientist Saturday: Fluvial Macroinvertebrates
Saturday, November 17, 2018
1:00 PM-4:00 PM
Discover current research and meet real scientists at Scientist Saturdays. See hands-on demonstrations of scientists’ exciting research and ask all the questions you want from 1 to 4 p.m.
The program welcomes guests of all ages to interact with the scientists, who are happy to converse with you about their current research. Come back for new guests each month. Free with general admission. No registration required.
November 17: Fluvial Macroinvertebrates
Meet Entomology graduate student Bolortsetseg Erdenee. Boloroo studies macroinvertebrates, which include leeches, worms and insects (e.g. beetles, flies and bugs) that live in water systems. Her research has allowed her to become an expert in catching and identifying insects. Learn how to catch the coolest insects by testing out field gear and how to sort and identify them under microscopes. See examples of insects collected locally, in the Western United States and Mongolia. Figure out how different they are by comparing their body sizes, shapes and functions.