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Desert Invertebrates: Macro Photography and Microscopy Primer

Categorized as: Nature & Outdoors
Event tags:

  • March 11, 2017
  • 09:00AM - 05:00PM
  • $135 JTNPA/PINE member $145 non member Credit Fee: $210 JTNPA/PINE member $220 non member
  • 760-367-5535
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Description:

Participants will be introduced to the major groups of respectively macroscopic and microscopic invertebrates found in Southern California’s deserts, where and when to find them, and how to observe and identify them with the aid of online tools after taking digital macro photographs in the field (in the case of insects and other animals visible to the naked eye), or with the aid of a compound microscope in the lab (for smaller animals). The first part will include an outline of basic techniques for approaching and photographing different macro subjects with a compact camera or an interchangeable lens/SLR camera. In the second part we will demonstrate simple techniques for isolating microscopic invertebrates from different materials, how to transfer them to microscope slides and how to operate a compound microscope to observe them.This course earns 1 unit through U.C. Riverside, Extension.

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Joshua Tree Gateway Communities, Palm Springs & Coachella Valley, Las Vegas Area, Death Valley, Ridgecrest & Northern Mojave, Anza-Borrego, Imperial Valley, S. CA Deserts, Hopi, Inland Empire & Victor Valley, Nevada (other than Las Vegas area), SoCal Mountains & Pass Areas, Flagstaff, Grand Canyon, N. AZ, West Texas, Eastern Sierras, Needles, Lake Havasu, Laughlin & Kingman, Highway 178/Kernville/Lake Isabella, SoCal Coast - LA, OC, San Diego