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ISU’s Idaho Museum of Natural History will host a free Moth Party on July 21

August 2, 2015
ISU Marketing and Communications

POCATELLO – Participants can explore the fascinating world of moths when Idaho State University’s Museum of Natural History hosts a free Moth Party July 21 from 10 to 11:30 p.m.

July 18-26 is National Moth Week, and citizen scientists will be hosting Moth Parties all over the United States. During a Moth Party, the partiers capture moths, photograph them and submit their photos to scientists for identification.

“National Moth Week raises awareness about the amazing world of nighttime nature that many people have never observed,” said Moskowitz, an environmental consultant and Ph.D. candidate in entomology at Rutgers University. “Thousands of photos taken by citizen scientists at mothing events have been uploaded to data depositories by participants.”

Participants will be allowed to capture moths and help photograph them. The museum will provide pizza to the first 25 participants. Interested participants should park in the ISU Pond Student Union parking lot, and look for white tents and lights next to the Museum back door.

For more information contact education specialist Becky Hansis-O’Neill at


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