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Thursday
21
JUN

Giant Grasshopper Pinning Workshop

19:00
22:00
NW Rockhounds Shop
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Giant Grasshopper Pinning Workshop

Instructor: Don Ehlen

Date: 6/21 Time: 6-8pm Price: $65

Straight from the Jungles of Peru comes this enormous flying (and hopping) insect! It's commonly called the Giant Red Winged Hopper and this guy lives up to his name. In this workshop our instructor will show you all the techniques needed to shape and pin this wonderful specimen. Your ticket price includes everything you'll need and you'll go home with your new fabulous specmen positioned and ready to display however you'd like.

Here's a little about our instructor: Don has been interested in and studying insects since the age of five. He spent his childhood in Minnesota collecting specimens and reading every book about bugs that he could find. He took up serious collecting as a young adult while attending the University of Minnesota in 1981. After relocating to New Mexico in 1982 his collection grew dramatically. Don studied entomology at the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque and traveled around the Southwest searching for new and interesting specimens. Don moved to Washington State in 1989 and soon after began voluntarily showing his collection to school children. Don started Insect Safari in 1994 responding to the encouragement of teachers that such a program was much needed to support insect study in elementary curriculum.