Living With Pestival

Pestival Termite Mound Display

Pestival Termite Mound Display

Pestival is an exhibit with a mission of “redefining humankind’s relationship with the insect world
and reconnecting urban audiences with the power of nature”. The first Pestival in 2009 featured a popular live insect show and exhibits built in collaboration with international scientists. Popular exhibits included a “Bee Cab” and a 3-dimensional structure that captures the inside of the mound of a Namibian termite (pictured). The Termite mound was based on the work of Dr. Rupert Soar (Video) and was conceived using computer 3-D imaging.

The popular Pestival is scheduled to once again tour the UK in 2018 with new exhibits.

About jjneal

Jonathan Neal is an Associate Professor of Entomology at Purdue University and author of the textbook, Living With Insects (2010). This blog is a forum to communicate about the intersection of insects with people and policy. This is a personal blog. The opinions and materials posted here are those of the author and are in no way connected with those of my employer.
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