Stream Bug Identification Workshop-for Beginners

About this event :

Registration Closes July 11th!   Register here:


The Maryland Department of Natural Resources, Anne Arundel Community College, and the Maryland Water Monitoring Council are sponsoring a workshop on basic identification of the major orders and some families of stream benthic macroinvertebrates (aka steam “bugs”). Using the keys provided, registrants will have an opportunity to learn how to identify these fascinating creatures that lurk under our flowing waters and how to use this information to determine stream health. Please note that this is an INTRODUCTORY workshop for those with minimal or no experience in benthic taxonomy.

Where: Anne Arundel Community College in Arnold, Maryland (Dragun Science Building)

When: Saturday, July 21, 2018; 9:30 – 2:00

Cost: FREE! Pre-registration is required and space is limited!
Register by July 11, 2018. Click below for registration information and an agenda. Space will be limited. No walk-ins, please. The workshop will be held rain or shine.

Questions? Contact Dan Boward (410.260.8605; or Sara Weglein (410.260.8621;

Your host : Linda

Linda is founder of Green Frederick and has been working in sustainability since 1990 when the took the helm of the Frederick County Recycling Office. Since then she has also been a communications and writing consultant on sustainability, and communications director for the US Composting Council.

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