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EGSA Virtual OutreachThe Entomology Graduate Student Association (EGSA

EGSA hosts outreach programs for youth or adults. Visit the EGSA website for more information.


This free, public event organized by EGSA and Entomology staff is held at the Ohio State Wooster Campus. Join us at Secrest Arboretum on August 12, 2022 from 8 - 10PM to experience the hidden nightlife of insects at the 2022 Insect Night Walk!

Insect Night Walk Flyer Aug 12 2022After two years of cancellations due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are very excited to bring back the Ohio State University's biggest insect-themed annual event. Kids and adults of all ages can attend for free to witness the beauty and diversity of night-flying insects, from glittering fireflies and singing crickets to huge, colorful moths and iridescent beetles. 

This year, the Night Walk will feature a number of events and attractions including expert-led walks to insect-attracting traps and black lights, a petting zoo filled with exotic insects, insect-themed rock painting, raffles for a variety of items, and educational tables about the diversity of insect communication, life cycles, anatomy and more. Bring a flashlight, good walking shoes, and a clear plastic jar to collect insects.

Park at the Secrest Welcome Center.


4-H Entomology Project Books

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

4-H Insect Adventures

4-H Insect Adventures


OSU Museum of Biological Diversity Open HouseOSU Outreach Butterfly

Free event on the Columbus campus that attracts thousands of visitors. The Museum of Biological Diversity opens to the general public for a day of biodiversity exploration and discovery. During the event you can get a behind-the-scenes view of our world-class collections (insects, mites, plants, fishes, molluscs, birds, mammals, and animal sounds), plus meet the faculty, staff, and students who study the flora and fauna of Ohio and the world. You can also engage in a number of hands-on activities, including our Arthropod Petting Zoo, Seedling Planting, Bugs-in-Goo, the Bug Drawing Station, and more.