The Essig Museum of Entomology is one of the largest university-based research collections of insects in North America. On this tour we will learn about the Essig and the resources they provide, as well as dive into the world of benthic macroinvertebrates – bottom-dwelling bugs that live in creeks. Join us to learn about what insects live in our local creeks, and what they can tell us about the health of our streams.
This tour is capped at 15 participants, so please reserve your spot in advance here. This tour is a joint project with The Watershed Project, Friends of Five Creeks, and the Essig Museum.
Meeting location: Meet at the T. rex model in front of the Biology Library in the Life Sciences Building (see campus map here: https://www.berkeley.edu/map). This location is also right next to the Jepson Herbaria. We will walk to the Essig Museum as a group, as the museum can be difficult to find.