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Saturday
28
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Scorpion Pinning Workshop

11:00
13:00
NW Rockhounds Shop
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Scorpion Pinning Workshop

Instructor: Don Ehlen

Date 4/28 Time: 11am-1pm Price: $60

You won't have to look under a rock to find your new spirit animal. Just join our local insect expert to learn how to preserve a Giant Asian Forest Scorpion. Don't worry, you'll be safe from his wicked stinger and pincers. Everything you need to make do this fun project is provided. You'll take home your scorpion perfectly pinned and ready to dry and frame.

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.