Intro to Insects

Saturday, May 30, 2020
9am – 3pm

Meet at the Dwight Center
$35 per participant ($30 for members)
Ages 13 and up welcome

Insects have long been recognized as the most diverse group of living things on earth – with their numbers in both quantity and distinct species outnumbering that of anything else. So where can one begin to understand this rich world of entomology? In your own backyard, of course! Join entomologist Elliott Smeds for a day of investigating insects at Pepperwood. In this class, you will learn the basic body parts of an insect, as well as how to tell the differences between the most common insect orders. You will practice identifying specimens using field guides and your new-found knowledge. Learn about the fascinating lives of these creatures by exploring their ecological roles and relationships. This class will include time hiking to collect samples, as well as lecture and lab time in the classroom.

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Register for this class using the secure form below.

For all questions about this event, please contact Holland Gistelli, Education Specialist, at or (707) 591-9310 x 124.

Early bird registration for Pepperwood members begins at 9am on Monday, December 2, 2019. Enter the code you received when you became a member to access early registration and to receive your discount. If you’re not sure about your membership status or don’t know the code, contact Sloane Shinn, Community Associate, at or (707) 591-9310 x 133. Click here to become a member today!

Registration for the general public begins at 9am on Monday, December 9, 2019.