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Saturday, February 8, 2014

Entomology Judging Clinic

The Department of Entomology at Texas A&M will be hosting an Entomology Judging Clinic Saturday, March 29, 2014 on the campus of Texas A&M University.  
 
 The Entomology Judging Clinic is designed for all youth including 4-H, FFA, scouts, etc., that have an interest in entomology and the youth contests for 4-H and FFA.  The program will be from 8am to Noon and include separate instruction for beginning students and for advanced students on order recognition, morphology, biology and ecology, as well as materials, supplies, and instruction on making collections.  Everyone will then be able to rotate through instruction modules on insect diversity by order or order groups so that they can see, compare and interpret variation in size, structure, color, etc. across a multitude of specimen examples.  There will be a contest room for all to test their skill in a format similar to the 4-H and FFA insect identification contests.  We fully expect the adult leaders to attend any or all sessions and work side-by-side with their members, and we will have a list of resource materials available for their future use.
 
Students interested in the program must register at https://www.judgingcard.com ; click on Registration and Information; select the calendar month March 2014; select “TAMU Judging Clinics” on calendar date 29 March; and register for “Entomology”.  The cost is $10.00 per person; late registration is $15.00 per person.


Kyle J. Merten, PhD
Assistant Professor and Extension Specialist
Texas 4-H and Youth Development
4180 State Hwy 6
College Station, Tx 77845
Phone - 979–845-6533
Fax - 979–845-6495
Kjmerten@ag.tamu.edu 

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