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Learn how wasp watchers detect emerald ash borer

Jennifer Schultz

Curious to know more about how the Wasp Watchers program helps detect Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) infestations with the help of citizen scientist volunteers and a harmless, native wasp? Come to our field training and find out!

You are invited to attend a Wasp Watchers field training in on July 23rd.  This one hour long field training will provide an opportunity to learn about the EAB biosurveillance process with hands-on opportunities to try it yourself.  Equipment will be provided and participants will learn to identify the Cerceris wasp and nests and learn how to use an aerial insect net to capture the wasp and collect its beetle prey. 

Date: Saturday, July 23rd (In case of rain, the event will be canceled because the wasps are not active during the rain)

Time: 2-3pm

Location:  Valley Oaks Ballfield, at the corner of Valley Oaks Drive and Rivers Lane, Winona, MN

Registration:  The training is FREE, but pre-registration is necessary.  Click here to REGISTER online or call 612-301-8310 to register by phone. Maps and parking instructions will be provided with registration confirmation by e-mail.

Details:  Dress for the weather as the workshops are held entirely outside.

Please contact me with any questions.
Jennifer Schultz, 612-301-8310
schultzj@umn.edu

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