Stockton College: Stockton College to Host National Moth Week Event
Stockton College to Host National Moth Week Event
View Moths in Their Natural Pinelands Habitat on Campus July 22
For Immediate Release
Monday, July 15, 2013
Office of News & Media Relations
Galloway Township, NJ 08205
Galloway Township, NJ- Nature enthusiasts, students and community members will gather at The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey to observe nocturnal moths during National Moth Week.
On Monday, July 22, 2013, Dr. Jamie Cromartie, associate professor of Entomology, will set up a backlight just after dusk to attract moths for observation and discussion. Participants will meet and park across the street from the Arts and Sciences Building at the unpaved parking lot as soon as it gets dark. The parking lot is located on the main campus off of Vera King Farris Drive. For a map of the college, click here.
“We’re excited to give the community an opportunity to get outdoors and to see the campus biodiversity. There will probably be a lot of other interesting insects besides moths,” Cromartie said.
This year is the second annual National Moth Week, which was started by the Friends of the East Brunswick Environmental Commission (EBEC) to engage citizen scientists and to educate the public about moths.
For more information, contact Jamie Cromartie at Jamie.Cromartie@Stockton.edu.