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Participation fee $0
Expenses $0
Spend the time outdoors
Location Riverside Middle School, 13 Fairground Road Vermont USA 05156 Sometimes, a library or other local venue
Appropriate for kids yes
Teaching materials no


Required Gear:

I'll bring everything you'll need, but feel free to BYO waders, towel, or aquatic net. If you prefer to stay dry, meet us on land after we've collected the critters, and help sort and identify the various beasties!


WaterWorx Bug Hunts


Since 2000, volunteers with Vermont's Black River Action Team have helped to clean up and take care of the Black River and its tributaries.

Among our activities are the WaterWorx Bug Hunts: Throughout the year, as a way of assessing the overall health and condition of the water, we explore what lives beneath the surface of the river. Larvae of caddisflies, stoneflies, and mayflies are the most commonly used critters for this purpose. We’ll gather aquatic insects from the bottom of the river, sort them by body type, then identify and count them. Over time, we’ll start to get a good picture of the quality of the river.

So all you folks near Windsor County, Vermont, grab some simple equipment and your sense of adventure: We're going on a Bug Hunt!




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