For the Schools
The Department of Entomology at the University of Arkansas provides teachers and students with limited access to living and preserved insects and other educational resources. The three most common venues are the annual Insect Festival, school visits by graduate students, and visits to the Arthropod Museum on the Fayetteville campus.
• The Insect Festival
We highly recommend the annual Insect Festival held in the Spring or Fall, usually in Fayetteville. It provides exposure to living and preserved insects, spiders, and other arachnids, as well as games, information booths, and films. For more information, contact Dr. Donald Steinkraus (email@example.com, 479-575-3187).
• School Visits
The graduate students involved in outreach visit schools and other venues in Northwest Arkansas, showing cases of preserved insects, giving brief presentations, and answering questions. For more information contact the Outreach Coordinator listed on the Entomology Department outreach page.
• Arthropod Museum Tours
The Arthropod Museum houses the largest insect collection in Arkansas. It
is primarily used for research, reference, and college-level teaching, but we welcome limited numbers of visitors. Preferred group size is 10 or fewer. Occasional groups of up to 25 can be accommodated, if classroom space is available. Visits must be arranged in advance. For more information, contact Dr. Jeff Barnes, Curator (firstname.lastname@example.org, 479-575-4795).
.Insect Festival 2001
Pauline Whittaker Animal Science Center
At the 2001 Festival, Museum personnel provided rich educational materials in the form of museum display cases featuring innovative and freshly interpreted life history exhibits of Arkansas butterflies, spiders, beetles, and other arthropods:
The Museum also provided access to extensive living materials, including a bumble bee colony, freshwater arthropods, and insects that live on the forest floor:
.Insect Festival 2002
Dodge Hall of Industry
Little Rock, Arkansas
The 2002 Insect Festival was co-sponsored by the University of Arkansas Department of Entomology and the Southeastern Branch of the Entomological Society of America. It was held in Little Rock in early March, to correspond with the annual meeting of the Branch:
.Fayetteville Spring Festival
April 21, 2001