Office of Public Relations

Pomona, NJ 08240


Marucci Blueberry and Cranberry Research and Extension Center to Host The 20th Annual Insect Field Day


For Immediate Release

Friday, September 01, 2006

Contact: Tim Kelly

Stockton Public Relations

(609) 652-4950


Jessica Hudson

(609) 652-4524


Galloway Township, NJ Entomologists, teachers, students and the general public are invited for guided field trips, talks, displays, films and activities on Insect Field Day. On Saturday, Sept. 16, 2006, Insect Field Day will be held at Marucci Blueberry and Cranberry Research and Extension Center on 125A Lake Oswego Road in Chatsworth, NJ. The public is invited to attend for all or part of the day. Registration will be ongoing.


Professional entomologists, including scientists from the Marucci Research Center, the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia, the University of Delaware and the Richard Stockton College will lead field trips and workshops. They will also be available to help with ideas for science projects. Students are encouraged to connect with mentors for science fair projects and to complete Scout badge requirements. Continuing education credits are also available to teachers from New Jersey and Delaware.


Participants may bring cameras, collecting equipment, specimen containers, insect collections for show and to obtain expert help with identification. Participants are asked to bring a brown bag lunch and drinks.


Dr. Jamie Cromartie, Stockton College Associate Professor of Environmental Studies, advises participants who want to venture into fields and forests to bring repellant for ticks and chiggers. Wear long pants and socks into which pants may be tucked.


The registration fee is $5 for adults and $1 for children under the age of 15. For more information, contact Dr. Cromartie at (609) 652-4413 or . You can also contact the American Entomological Society (AES) at (215) 561-3978 or . Additional information can be obtained through the AES Web site at: .


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