Insect Festival a chance to connect with nature, researchby Golda Velez on Sep. 23, 2011, under Community, kids and schools
Tomorrow at the University of Arizona is a unique opportunity to connect with just about every active entomologist in the Tucson area – a well as a variety of creepy-crawly-critters.
Kids like bugs, and they are a very accessible part of nature. Kids of almost any age can cultivate arthropods successfully – and our own Sonoran Arthropod Studies Institute will set you up with a free habitat every month at Community Day. See http://sasionline.org
High school students might find opportunities to volunteer in an active research lab, extremely valuable experience and maybe credit depending on your school. Southern Arizona has a huge diversity of insects and arthropods, with new species of ants discovered right here in the Tucson mountains.
Check out Dung ball races at Old Main! for more information on the event tomorrow.