Science - June 15, 2017

Identifying ditch bugs (video)

Vincent Koperdraat

Inspiring the young generation to find out about aquatic life. With this aim in mind, professor of Aquatic Ecology Marten Scheffer launched an app to go with the latest edition of his book about ponds, ditches and puddles, 'Vijver, sloot en plas'.

© Sven Menschel

Pupils from GJ van den Brink Primary School in Wageningen tried out the app on campus on 8 June. They had no trouble identifying stone loaches and three-spined sticklebacks. Scheffer: ‘It is not hard at all to inspire the young generation.’

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