Discover Nature Online: Intro to Insects Class

Saturday, May 30, 2020
10am – 11:30am

Meet ONLINE using Zoom
Free, donations welcome
Ages 13 and up (youth under 13 welcome with adult supervision)

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 morning of investigating insects at home. 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 consist of a live multimedia presentation and some interactive time for practicing skills together and Q&A. You are invited to take pictures of insects you find at home prior to the class, to use for practicing identification skills.

*This class will be held online using the Zoom meeting platform. Once you register, you will be emailed the link and instructions on how to join the Zoom Meeting at the scheduled time. You can join this class using a computer, smartphone, or tablet – in your web browser or by downloading the Zoom application.

We are offering this class free of charge, but graciously accept donations which support our continued ability to offer our Education Programs to the community. Thank you!

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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.