THE RICHARD STOCKTON COLLEGE OF NEW JERSEY

Office of Public Relations

Pomona, NJ  08240

 

 

Public Invited to Attend ‘Insect Field Day’ at The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey

 

College Joins Entomological Societies in Sponsoring Day’s Events

 

For Immediate Release  

Friday, September 03, 2004

Contact:   Tim Kelly

                  Stockton Public Relations

                  (609) 652-4950

 

GALLOWAY, NJ – The American Entomological Society, the Richard Stockton College of New Jersey, and The Young Entomologists Society will host Insect Field Day, Saturday, Sept. 18, 2004, 9:30 AM to 2 PM, rain or shine, at the Arts and Sciences Building on Stockton’s Pomona campus.  The public is invited to attend all or part of the day’s events.

Insect Field Day is an annual gathering of entomologists of all ages, teachers, and students.  Field trips and activities for each age group will be offered, and those in attendance will have the chance to connect with mentors for science fair projects, as well as complete Scout badge requirements.  Continuing education credits are also available to teachers from New Jersey and Delaware.

Professional entomologists, including scientists from the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia, the University of Delaware, and Richard Stockton College, will be leading the field trips and workshops. They will also be available to assist with ideas for science projects.  Recent science fair winners will be on hand as well, and guests and participants are welcome to bring their insect collections for help in identifying species.

Dr. Jamie Cromartie, Associate Professor of Environmental Studies at Stockton, and Vice-President of the American Entomological Society, is coordinating the day’s events.  “Although campus pathways are wide and clear,” he said, “participants who wish to examine fields and woodland areas should bring insect repellant to minimize the risk of attracting ticks and chiggers.”  He also advises wearing long pants and socks.

Participants should bring a brown bag lunch and drinks.  Limited vending machine food will be available on campus.  Cameras, collecting equipment and specimen containers are welcome.

A tentative schedule of events is attached.  Registration will be ongoing throughout the day.  Admission is $5.00 for adults and $1.00 for children under 15.  For more information contact Dr. Cromartie at (609) 652-4413, or by email at jamie.cromartie@stockton.edu

 

TENTATIVE SCHEDULE

Parking

Lot 1

9 am -5 pm

Registration

A&S quad/lobby

9-11 am

Collection Display

A&S-210/211

9:30 am-2 pm

Insect Films

A&S-102

9:30 am-2 pm

Teacher workshop

AS-210

9:30-10:30 am

Preparing insect specimens

TBA

9:30-10:30 am

Odonata

Lake Fred

9:30-10:30 am

Aquatic Insects

Lake Fred

9:30-10:30 am

Upland/Cedar/Beetles

Monitoring Stations

9:30-10:30 am

Field Insects

Kennedy Farm

9:30-10:30 am

Science fair projects

A&S-210

10:45-11:45 am

Preparing insect specimens

TBA

10:45-11:45 am

Odonata

Lake Fred

10:45-11:45 am

Aquatic Insects

Lake Fred

10:45-11:45 am

Upland/Cedar/Beetles

Monitoring Stations

10:45-11:45 am

Field Insects

Kennedy Farm

10:45-11:45 am

Lepidoptera

Kennedy Farm

11-12 noon

Lunch

A&S quad/lobby

11:45-12:30 pm

Teacher workshop

A&S-210

12:30- 1:30 pm

Preparing insect specimens

TBA

12:30- 1:30 pm

Odonata

Lake Fred

12:30- 1:30 pm

Aquatic Insects

Lake Fred

12:30- 1:30 pm

Upland/Cedar/Beetles

Monitoring Stations

12:30- 1:30 pm

Field Insects

Kennedy Farm

12:30- 1:30 pm

Lepidoptera

Kennedy Farm

12:45- 1:45 pm

Pygmy Pines

Warren Grove

2 – 5 pm

Marshes

Galloway Twp

2 – 5 pm