If you happen to be in the Tucson area this weekend, I hope you’ll come out to the Arizona Insect Festival on Saturday morning from 8AM – noon! The festival is a new event for the University of Arizona and brings together most of the Department of Entomology, the Entomology and Insect Science graduate students, and a whole bunch of local entomologists and insect enthusiasts from outside the University to celebrate the pure, unadulterated gloriousness of insects. The event is free and there’s something for everyone. Bring your kids for some fun, hands-on activities including Build-a-Bug and the Insect Olympics. Don’t have kids? No problem! There are still many things to do, including sampling insect cuisine, learning about insects in one of several interactive booths, and getting up close and personal with a slew of live Sonoran Desert insects at the Insect Zoo. It’s going be a really fun event! And there’s even free parking in the Tyndall, Park, and Main Gate garages if you arrive before 11AM.
I know this comes as a shock, but I’ll be working with aquatic insects (I know – big surprise!) in the Insect Zoo. If you happen to come to the festival, I hope you’ll stop by the aquatics area and say hi!
Want more information (details about the different activities/booths, parking maps, etc)? Check out one of the following websites!
The official Arizona Insect Festival website
The AZ Insect Festival Facebook Page
UA News article about the event
Hope to see you there!
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