Lab 'n' Live

A Waterbug Workshop inside and out...

Interested in having a closer look at freshwater WaterBugs?

Join us for a day in a laboratory with a microscope and a day beside a river.

By looking at waterbugs up close under the microscope at preserved specimens, and alive in their natural surrounds, we hope to teach people waterbug taxonomy using a combination of waterbug characters in a holistic way so that you can recognise these animals more readily when you encounter them in the wild.

Resources on hand will include identification keys to the various waterbugs (as refined since the publication of The Waterbug Book in 2002) and the ALT keys which allow people to identify live animals in the field, sometimes to species, depending on how distinctive the animal is.

Lab 'n' Live has run for 2017

we hope to run the workshop again in 2018.

Please register your interest using this form