NatureArt Lab

Studio Workshop: INSECT COLLECTION, PRESERVATION & IDENTIFICATION - 12 April 2021 - Beginners

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Learn about insect collection, as well as preservation and identification of insect specimens with expert entomologists You Ning Su and Alan Landford! 

About our tutors

You Ning Su works as a research officer with the Australian National Insect Collection at CSIRO, Canberra. You Ning studied systematics, phylogeny and biology of Australian crickets before joining CSIRO to co-author 'The Guide to Crickets of Australia'. He works closely with senior taxonomists on Lepidoptera and Orthoptera collections, and has extensive experience with collection, preservation and identification of insects. 

Alan Landford has a lifetime of experience with insects, including from Papua New Guinea with the PNG University of Technology's Insect Farming and Trading Agency. Alan recently retired from a role as a Research Projects Officer with the Australian National Insect Collection, assisting with curation, insect collection and field work. 

About the workshop

This workshop will provide hands on skills and theoretical knowledge about insect collection practices, as well as how to preserve and set specimens with expert instruction. You will also have the opportunity to learn about insect identification and the best sources for information about Australia's unique insect fauna.

Suitable for beginners or anyone wishing to develop their skills in this area. All materials will be supplied, including a range of insect specimens for practical exercises during the workshop. 

 Date: 12 April 2021

Time: 6.00pm - 9.00pm

Location: NatureArt Lab, M16 Artspace, 21 Blaxland Crescent, Griffith

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