Bugs - butterflies, spiders, bees, dragonflies and more - make up more than one-third of all organisms on earth. In this project, identify insects, make a collection net or jar, pinning block, spreading board and display case. Learn about experiments, research and careers.
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A brief interview between a graduate assistant and D2D Youth research team member about their collaboration on an investigation of monarch response to microclimate temperature variation on milkweed.
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Beginning to learn about entomology:
Some experience with this project:
- Entomology - Teaming with insects level 2 ($5.95 Find this in the 4-H Mall)
- How to build a butterfly garden (PDF)
Looking for a challenge:
- Entomology - Teaming with insects level 3 ($4.95 Find this in the 4-H Mall)
- Butterfly WINGS Youth Guide ($7.95 (40 pages) Find this in the 4-H Mall)
- Beekeeping in Northern Climates: DVD and 2 manuals($47.50)
Other online resources
- How to Make an Awesome Insect Collection (Purdue Extension)
- Bees and Beekeeping in Tennessee
- "Beekeeping Links for Kids" (Univ of Tennessee)
- Biological Control of Purple Loosestrife (Purdue Extension)
- Entomological Society of America
- Urban Integrated Pest Management
- National Invasive Species Information Center
- National Pest Management Association, Inc.
To get involved with the 4-H Entomology Project, contact your county 4-H office.
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