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The 2007 Entomology program was run during the afternoons of July 11 through July 13, 2007 under the leadership of Dr. Aubrey Moore, UOG Extension Entomologist. Participants were provided with collecting kits and insect nets which they kept at the end of the program. Topics covered, activities, and skills learned during the program include:

  • Insect collecting techniques
  • An overview of insect biology and classification
  • How to make a collection. Students learned to pin insects, spread butterflies, and label specimens correctly. At the end of the program, each student had an insect collection to take home.
  • How to use a zoom stereo microscope to examine small insects
  • Field trip to the University of Guam Agricultural Experiment Station at Yigo to collect pest insects.
  • Field trip to the National Wildlife Refuge at Ritidian to learn about endemic plants and animals and how Guam's ecology is being impacted by invasive species. The class visited the limestone forest and beach strand habitats.