WaspID Course (online)

Monday, January 9, 2023 - 09:00 to Friday, January 20, 2023 - 16:00

WaspID Course (Online)
Monday, January 9, 2023 to Friday, January 20, 2023

Returning for its second year, the WaspID Course is an online course on wasp identification and biodiversity produced by a team of entomologists and insect research groups from around the world, including the Farmscape Ecology Program!

Designed for students, amateur naturalists, practical entomologists, or anyone with an interest in wasps, the WaspID Course will introduce participants to wasps’ astonishing biodiversity, review methods for collecting and curating wasp specimens according to current museum standards, and impart the knowledge needed to identify specimens of most adult wasps to the superfamily and family levels.

Kendrick Fowler, our entomology lab manager and resident wasp expert, will be lecturing on methods for collecting and rearing wasp specimens and on the diversity and identification of wasps belonging to the superfamily Diaprioidea, whose members are often abundant but are rarely studied.

The course will be delivered in a series of live, online sessions on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from January 9–20, 2023; recorded material will also be made available to allow participants to complete the course on their own schedules. Tuition will be $50 for the general public and $40 for students. A certificate of completion will be available for an additional $10, and a fully-graded version of the course will be offered for $100.

For more information, visit waspidcourse.wordpress.com, follow @WaspIDCourse on Twitter, or contact the course organizers at WaspIDCourse@gmail.com.