Citizen's Science : Macroinvertebrate ID
w/ Derron Le Brake
January 27 2018
Start Time 12:00 - 2:30
CREC 9000 Park View Rd. Havertown PA
We welcome volunteers who wish to learn the laboratory techniques!
This event is geared towards our Citizen's Science Group to educate them macroinvertebrate identification and their significance of their presence, or lack of in the stream. While it is possible to measure water quality and water pollution, the animals in the creeks have much to tell us about water quality – they spend their entire lives in the creek. Macroinvertebrates ,animals without backbones that are macro- large enough to see with the naked eye have all been labeled as pollution tolerant, pollution sensitive, or facultative- meaning they can live in healthy or in impaired (polluted) environments. The collections are done in the spring at a variety of locations throughout the watershed.
We welcome volunteers who wish to learn laboratory techniques!
The insects and bugs we provide a snapshot of the health of Darby-Cobbs Creek and we can identify the level of water quality for that section of the creek.
Please feel free to contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information about this event or the Citizen's Science.
Above picture credit to rndmbits.blog