Past Events

  1. Mar 28, 2019 (All day)

    What threats do bees face, and what steps can we take to protect them? Registration now open! Summit flier PDF here Join bee biologists, conservation experts, educators and citizen scientists for this daylong workshop on bee biology and conservation. Sponsored by the OSU Department of Entomology and Chadwick Arboretum and Learning Gardens.

  2. Mar 6, 2019 through Mar 7, 2019 (All day)

    A Bug's World is a free one-day outreach event for 2nd and 3rd graders, held on the Wooster campus. 2019 dates are March 6th or 7th. Join our teacher mailing list to receive registration materials in early 2019.

  3. Jun 30, 2018, 8:00pm - 10:30pm

    Come experience the nightlife most never see at Secrest Arboretum’s annual Insect Night, a free event with family activities and a graduate student-led night walk. Among the stars: ghostly moths, burying beetles and (thanks to bioluminescence) coldly glittering fireflies. Plus hopefully only a few blood-sucking mosquitoes. This popular event will be held on Saturday, June 30th from 8 – 10:30PM. It’s free for kids of all ages and their families at the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center (OARDC), 1680 Madison Ave., Wooster.

  4. Apr 28, 2018 (All day)

    April 28, 2018 Kottman Hall OSU Columbus Campus The Gardiner Lab studies vacant land as a conservation habitat for arthropods. Participants will learn of our research findings and view the rich fauna found within vacant lots. Attendees will also learn about the  Ohio Bee Atlas and how to participate in bee citizen science programs. Program Schedule 9:00-9:30 Continental Breakfast and Coffee

  5. Apr 7, 2018 (All day)

    Open House 2018 will take place rain or shine on April 7, 2018. Our theme this year will be "Magnified", natural history specimens seen under the magnifying glass or microscope. Like in previous years we will have outdoors activities (weather-permitting). FREE Admission and FREE parking. Doors will be open between 10 am - 4 pm.

  6. Mar 6, 2018 through Mar 7, 2018 (All day)

    This free insect-centered outreach event is for 2nd and 3rd grade classroooms and home school students. Contact Denise Ellsworth for more information.

  7. Jul 15, 2017 (All day)

    This free, family event features activities, games and a night walk in search of insects.

  8. Apr 22, 2017 (All day)

  9. Apr 11, 2017 (All day)

  10. Mar 8, 2017 (All day)

    This day-long insect-related event is for area 2nd and 3rd graders. Contact Denise Ellsworth ( for more information.