University of Minnesota Extension
 Menu  Menu

Extension > Youth Development > Minnesota 4-H > Projects > Environmental & Earth Science > Entomology

Entomology Project

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.

Copyright 2013 by the Regents of the University of Minnesota

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.

To view county or local club events, visit the county website.

View all 4-H events

4-H Camp Counselor Training

Camp counselor training is designed to provide the skills and knowledge to be an effective camp counselor and leadership team member. Training topics include: role of camp counselor, theme and program development, recreation leadership, group facilitation, conflict resolution, outdoor environment and nature programming, and much more. More info

  • Dates vary by county and region. Check with your county offices for dates and locations.

Minnesota State Fair

4-H plays a pivotal role in youth development and public education at the Minnesota State Fair. Over 7,000 4-H youth have the opportunity to interact with the public and educate fairgoers through 4-H exhibits, demonstrations, performances, and 4-H promotion. More info.

Beginning to learn about entomology:

Some experience with this project:

Looking for a challenge:

Other online resources


To get involved with the 4-H Entomology Project, contact your county 4-H office.

All resources on this page have been reviewed by our faculty and included for their educational value. No endorsement is intended or implied. Minnesota 4-H does not profit from the inclusion of any commercial project resources.

  • © 2015 Regents of the University of Minnesota. All rights reserved.
  • The University of Minnesota is an equal opportunity educator and employer. Privacy