Spider walk at Deer Haven Preserve

On Saturday 1 October, 2016 I will be leading a spider discovery walk at the Delaware Preservation Parks, Deer Haven Preserve.  This walk is open to the public, and free.  We will be searching for spiders in the fields and woods of the preserve.  We will meet at the nature center at 10 am.

Spider Biology course

The Ohio State University will offer a Spider Biology course in the summer of 2017.  The course is an intensive upper division course taught at the Stone Laboratory on Gibraltar Island in Lake Erie.

Instructor:  Dr. Richard A. Bradley, Associate Professor Emeritus, Department of Evolution, Ecology and Organismal Biology.

Schedule:  30 July – 5 August 2017

Format: Meets daily from 8-4, with occasional informal evening spider observation sessions. The course includes lectures, hands-on laboratory work, field trips, and individual research projects.  Course information is available here.

Most students in this course take advantage of the residence facilities on the island. This small island campus creates a unique “total immersion” learning experience.  The majority of students are enrolled at The Ohio State University, or obtain credit from another institution.  Teachers and others who are not currently OSU students may also be able to take the course as a “workshop option.”  Inquire with the Stone Laboratory staff about this possibility.

If you decide to enroll in this course, it is important for you to begin planning early.  Tuition assistance is available in the form of scholarships.  Application for such scholarships must be completed and submitted by March, 2017.