Aquatic insects play critical roles in the ecology of streams and are important tools in our assessment of water quality. They also stay active throughout the winter. Join us at Climbers Run as we sample the aquatic insects who live there. Learn how to identify them and how to use them to assess the quality of the stream. No worries on getting wet though! We will go to the stream and look at the habitats there from the bank. Conservancy staff will collect samples we will take back into the warmth of the barn to identify and marvel at all the life we find!
Keith Williams, Naturalist and Community Engagement Coordinator, Lancaster Conservancy
Keith is an environmental educator, naturalist, writer and photographer. He has a BS in Environmental Biology from Kutztown University and MS in Ecological Teaching and Learning from the Lesley University Audubon Expedition Institute. Keith was the founding Director of Education and is the past Executive Director of the NorthBay Education Foundation, one of the largest outdoor education programs in the US. He has served on the National Social Emotional Learning in Environmental Education Working Group, was appointed to the Maryland Governors Environmental Literacy Committee, and served on the Board of the Maryland Association for Environmental and Outdoor Education for 12 years.
Where to Meet
The barn at Climbers Run Nature Center
What to Expect
This event is designed for participants ages 10 and older and will include a short hike to the stream from the barn. Restrooms are available onsite. This event will run rain or shine, with cancellations for severe inclement weather being made 24 hours in advance.
What to Bring
Dress for the weather (we will spend approximately one hour outside) and wear sturdy shoes.
Phone: (717) 392-7891
09:00 am - 11:00 am
Climbers Run Nature Center
226 Frogtown Road
Pequea, Pennsylvania 17565