Bugs Below Zero at the Bell Museum

Bugs Below Zero at the Bell Museum
12/10/22, 10:00 am - 12/10/22, 2:00 pm

Event details:

  • December 10, 2022, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • In-person event at the Bell Museum in St. Paul, Minnesota.
  • Activities and events will be held throughout the museum and are included in the cost of regular admission.

Event description:

Learn how you can participate in the Bugs Below Zero project and help researchers monitor insects on stream banks this winter at the Bell Museum Spotlight Science event.

  • Did you know? Some insects such as stoneflies, mayflies, caddisflies and non-biting midges are active in the winter months? These bugs are able to survive below-zero temperatures and can often be found on snowbanks. They are also a vitally important food for trout.
  • Get acquainted. Meet Minnesota’s winter aquatic insects and learn about their unique life-cycles and adaptations. Connect at the Bell Museum with Minnesota Sea Grant Fisheries and Aquaculture Extension Educator Amy Schrank and other Bugs Below Zero project researchers.
  • Unique interactive experience. Spotlight Science is a regular Bell Museum program connecting visitors to current science conducted at the University of Minnesota and in our community.

Project funding:

The Bugs Below Zero project was funded by the Minnesota Environment and Natural Resources Trust Fund as recommended by the Legislative-Citizen Commission on Minnesota Resources (LCCMR).

Contact:

Minnesota Sea Grant Fisheries and Aquaculture Extension Educator Amy Schrank.

Image credit: Krista Styer/University of Minnesota