Aquatic Bug Kit

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A creepy, crawly, wet investigation of the health of streams, ponds, and other freshwater environments. Following the easy-to-read BUGKIT manual, one to two students learn to collect, observe, sort, and identify aquatic insects as a tool for measuring water quality.

Students can complete the activity at home after collection or spend an afternoon outdoors beside a stream. The BUGKIT includes mesh leaf bags for collection, trays and plastic dishes for sorting, a magnifying lens, BUGGUIDE, and a BUGBOARD identification chart, plus manual including activities and games. 

Included in kit:

  • 1 mesh leaf pack bag
  • 1 bug lens
  • 3 plastic dishes
  • 1 bag tag
  • 1 bugboard
  • 1 plastic spoon
  • 1 Bug Kit manual

Needed but not included:

  • dried leaves
  • twine
  • scissors
  • kitchen strainer
  • bricks or cinder block (optional)
  • small paint brush
  • bucket or jar
  • waterproof marker
  • pencil & paper
  • zipper-top bag (gallon size)
  • paper bag
  • 2 light colored trays (white takeout containers or clear containers placed upon white paper)

Ideal for bug-hunters, age 8 and up.

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