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ADV - Bugs Below Zero: How citizen volunteers can improve understanding of stream food webs in the winter

Bugs Below Zero: How citizen volunteers can improve understanding of stream food webs in the winter website

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In this presentation, we will introduce Bugs Below Zero, a new citizen science project that can help improve our understanding of food webs, healthy waterways, and the winter life of bugs. Presenters will explain how to participate and discuss why winter aquatic insects play a vital role in the health of trout and Minnesota streams.

Learn more about the research at https://www.bugsbelowzero.com/

Presenters: Dr. Rebecca Swenson, Associate Professor of Agriculture, Food & Natural Resource Communication, University of Minnesota Dr. Len Ferrington, Professor of Entomology Dr. Amy Schrank, Fisheries & Aquaculture Extension Educator with UMN Sea Grant Program Dr. Bruce Vondracek, Emeritus Professor

Read more about the research team at https://www.bugsbelowzero.com/about-the-research

TO REGISTER: Follow this link to register for the Zoom Meeting. Connection details will be emailed to you.
https://umn.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJMoceiuqzgiHtfxQU25X7Ibwb3cjEz9Y01E

Course Dates:

Meeting from 12:00 P.M. to 1:00 P.M. on:

Instructor Information

Andrea Lorek Strauss

Andrea Lorek Strauss grew up playing outdoors at every opportunity. Today, she is an environmental educator with the University of Minnesota Extension with an undergraduate degree in Education and Communication Arts, and a MSEd in Curriculum and Instruction/Outdoor Education. Past work gigs include 9 years with the International Wolf Center in Ely, MN, 2.5 years with the Prairie Ecology Bus Center in southwest Minnesota, and various naturalist roles in the Boston area, northern Minnesota, and New York state.

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Minnesota Master Naturalist


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