Category Archives: Education

Bugging The Clinton Center

Xtreme BUGS is an exhibit of 20 giant animatronic bugs that are staged in larger than life habitats including “a dewy rainforest floor, the expanse of sub-Saharan Africa, a gentle meadow, and a boggy burrow”. The exhibit allows viewers to experience … Continue reading

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Urban Bee Keeper Revival

Bees are incredibly interesting social animals. A renewed interest in bees and beekeeping has led to the formation of bee keeping collectives that maintain apiaries in urban areas. One of the first was BurghBees in Pittsburg, PA. The collective has … Continue reading

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Living With Nature Drawings

The printing press made images widely available to the public in the 17th century. Drawings of animals were popular, especially those that accurately captured details of insect life history. Drawings such as the one at left convey information about lifecycle, … Continue reading

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Living With Ants

Pets are a hobby enjoyed by many people that occasionally turns into a business. Martin Sebesta enjoys ants and has made a business of selling ants from his AntStore in Berlin, Germany. His shop, in business for over a decade, … Continue reading

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Living With Insect Museums

The American Museum of Natural History is planning an expansion that will include a new insectarium and 21000 square foot collections core. The addition will house a butterfly and insect vivarium and workshop space for activities. The multiyear project is … Continue reading

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Living With Pestival

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 … Continue reading

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Educational Ash Borer Art

The Emerald Ash Borer continues its devastating spread across North America. Minnesota is in the early stages of infestation, but will too soon go the way of Michigan. It is still the hope of insect biologists to slow the spread … Continue reading

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