Classroom Resources

Use these videos and worksheets in the classroom for educational lessons on winter aquatic insects and their purpose in our world's ecosystem!

Bugs, Bugs, and More Bugs!

Watch this video to learn more about winter aquatic insects and how you can get involved in this fun research program! 

Introduction to wet bugs

Watch this video to learn more about winter aquatic insects and how they contribute to ecosystems in nature!

StoneFly Lesson

Watch this video to learn more about stoneflies and the role they play in nature! 

"Stoneflies are amazing aquatic insects. While the rest of the world is frozen, tiny stonefly nymphs crawl across the stream bottom and out of the stream to emerge as adults and walk about on the stream-side snow or dead vegetation. As adults, stoneflies strut on the snow while making a drumming sound to find a mate. Snowy stream banks are where one goes to spot adult winter stoneflies and the females, when they fly to the stream surface to lay their eggs, are an important source of food for trout and other freshwater fishes."

Dean HAnsen's Wet Bugs

Dean Hansen is an expert in all things wet bugs and winter insects. Learn more from his research and how he helps to get individuals engaged in and excited about bugs!