Insect and arthropod specimens set in clear resin are a valuable tool for teaching entomology both in the classroom and in public outreach. A team at Texas A&M University has developed an efficient, cost-effective process for resin casting and shares the instructions with the entomological community.
Meet "Wiley" the mosquito, a sculpture at Bates Middle School in Annapolis, Maryland, part of a school-wide integrated education program supported by the Entomological Foundation.
Chloe Weingarten, 13, a budding entomologist from Rochester, Minnesota, presented her poster titled "Bee-searching for a solution: using an antifeedant to conserve bees" at the annual meeting of the Entomological Society of America's North Central Branch in March.
Bee hotels provide nesting habitat for a range of native, solitary, cavity-nesting bees. At North Carolina State University, several bee hotels installed on campus support local pollinators and are accompanied with information for campus residents about native bees and the important role they play.