We are very lucky this Fall to have the involvement of after-school programs from the New York City public schools. Teacher professional developmental day on Friday, October 30, will cover Bugs in our Backyard, and I’ll be joining everyone virtually by Skype. Reading over the website here is one way to prepare. However,the important information on our program is gathered in the new Field Guide. This PDF also has more specific info on each of the ecological surveys. It also includes a field data collection sheet, with detailed instructions. The guide is meant to be a one-stop, hard copy document for getting involved in citizen science with Bugs in our Backyard. We also have a newly revised teaching module for getting students involved in the soapberry bug survey. I encourage teachers to check it out. See you Friday!