Teaching Teachers About Insects at the Entomological Foundation’s 2017 STEMbugs Workshop

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A day before Entomology 2017 gets into full swing, the Entomological Foundation welcomed a group of Denver-area teachers for a workshop on how to engage students in K-12 classrooms through the use of insects and related arthropods. The workshop is an annual project of the Foundation, hosted in conjunction with the Entomological Society of America […]

Entomologists Instruct Teachers on How to Use Insects in the Classroom

By Josh Lancette – “People with tarantulas have more fun.” – “When you have an insect, you have people’s attention.” – “Those cookies you just ate? They were made with crickets.” These are not phrases one hears every day, but they were par for the course at STEMbugs, a one-day teacher’s workshop hosted by the […]

Educator Workshop at Entomology 2014 in Portland

By Gwen Pearson “I need an ant. Who’s got an ant?” That comment came from Angela Vossenkuhl, director of Concordia University Undergraduate studies in the College of Education. She was building a pitfall trap as part of a workshop held to encourage educators to use insects in the classroom. The Entomological Foundation teacher workshop was […]

Video Interview with the Entomological Foundation at Entomology 2013

By Joseph Alfonso Did you stop by the Exhibit Hall at the ESA meeting this year? With so many booths to see and all the insect merchandise to check out, it’s a great place to spend time some time at the conference. Unfortunately, being a grad student limited the amount of insect related things I […]