Beetle Workshop 2016

beetle workshop 2016

Open to the Best of the Best Graduate Students who will Form the Next Generation of Leaders in Coleopterology

Nominations Now Open

4th Bozeman Invitational Beetle Families Workshop

12-21 June 2016

Montana State University

Michael Ivie and Nathan Lord

12-17th Adults

19-21st Larvae

For more information, such as costs and nomination process, contact


Interested students should be nominated by their major adviser. Nominations are simple, an email to stating the candidate is a graduate student studying Coleoptera, is on track to be a leader in the field, and a brief explanation as to why that is the case.


Classes will be held at the Marsh Laboratory of Montana State University, 1911 W. Lincoln Street, Bozeman, MT. Free parking is immediately behind the building, and does not require a parking permit. The facility includes dissecting scopes for each participant and free WIFI access. The closest airport is Bozeman (BZN), served by a variety of airline.

Lodging Options

MSU Dorms for $30/night double (shared, $15 each), $25/night single. Walking distance to workshop. Local motels from $92/night and up. Not walking distance, requires your own transportation. Forest Service and KOA camping approximately 5-20 miles, rates vary. Air BnB Good luck, you are on your own!

Workshop Details

Adult Workshop

Meet and Greet Sunday Evening, 5 PM 8AM to 5PM Monday, 13 June – Friday, 17 June. Lectures start at 9. Evenings in the collection possible.

Larval Workshop

8AM to 5PM Monday, 20 June – Wednesday, June 22. Lectures start at 9. Evenings in the collection possible.

Closing BBQ dinner Wednesday, 22nd, 5PM. Weekend free, options TBA. Registration includes course materials, light breakfasts, morning and afternoon coffee and snacks and lunch daily (not including weekends), Meet and Greet and BBQ. Dinners on your own. Adult Workshop only $200 Adult and Larval Workshop $250

Special Needs

We will do our best to provide for any special needs. Please contact Mike with any requests.