The Department of Entomology sponsors an assortment of outreach programs conducted by faculty, staff and students. Contacts are provided for each program below.

Note: Due to Covid-19, our outreach programs are currently being conducted virtually or are temporarily postponed.


A Bug’s World

This day-long event provides entomology instruction and activities on the Wooster campus to 2nd and 3rd grade classes. Contact Denise Ellsworth for more information. NOT OFFERED in 2021 Due to Covid-19.

The Bug Zoo

The Entomology Department curates a collection of live critters for outreach actvitites on or near campus. Contact Jeni Filbrun (Wayne County area) or Jeni Ruisch (Franklin County area).

The Entomology Graduate Student Association (EGSA) offers outreach programs and displays for youth or adult programs. Contact Adrian Pekarcik or visit the EGSA website for more information.

Insect Night

This free, public event is held at Secrest Arboretum each summer. NOT OFFERED in 2021 Due to Covid-19. 

More about the: OSU Museum of Biological Diversity

  • Museum Open House, a free event on the Columbus campus that attracts thousands of visitors. 

4-H Entomology Project Books

Three insect-related project guides offer activities, weblinks and videos for young entomologists. Find project books here.