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 […]

An Interview with Jonathan Larson, Creator of the Arthro-Pod Podcast

In this video, produced by Jeremy Hemberger and Michael Falk, Jonathan Larson talks about the Arthro-Pod podcast at the 2015 annual meeting of the Entomological Society of America. Click here to read more about the podcast.

Deb Paul Talks About iDigBio at Entomology 2015

If  you’re an entomologist, then you’ve probably heard the acronym “iDigBio” being used here and there, but what the heck does it stand for? Turns out it’s something quite neat and very relevant to entomologists everywhere: iDigBio = Integrated Digitized Biocollections, and it is funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF). In the following video, […]

Kiley Friedrich Talks About Plant Diversity and Bee Communities

In this video, which was made by entomology graduate students Jeremy Hemberger and Michael Falk during Entomology 2015 in Minneapolis, Kiley Friedrich (University of Wisconsin-Madison) talks about her poster on how plant community diversity impacts wild and native bee communities.

Using Animation and Music to Teach Science and Entomology

In 2013, Cable Hardin, an assistant professor at South Dakota State University, was part of a team that created animated videos of bed bugs in order to educate the public — including this one of a well-traveled bed bug. And earlier this year, Anthony Dimeglio, a graduate student at Virginia Tech, was involved in a […]