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Local youth learn about entomology

 

Amanda Tafolla-Sutton

Krysti Nienhueser examines the insects Emily Landers caught in her net at Monday's bug camp at Lodgepole Valley Youth Camp, the camp was put on by the 4-H Extension Office.

Mike Ekelson is a Research Technician for the West-Central Extension Center, in town for a two-day bug camp where kids get the opportunity to learn about entomology.

Entomology is a branch of Zoology that is concerned with the study of insects.

"I got my masters in entomology from the University of Kentucky in 2010 and have been in Nebraska since March of 2014," Ekelson said.

In the process of switching majors from sociology to biology his sophomore year of college, a friend suggested he enter into the entomology field.

"My friend said there were jobs working in entomology working for var...



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