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EGSA Virtual OutreachThe Entomology Graduate Student Association 

The Entomology Graduate Student Association (EGSA) hosts outreach programs for youth or adults. Visit the EGSA website for more information.


This free, public event is organized by EGSA and Entomology staff, and is held annually at The Ohio State University Wooster Campus.INW 2023

In 2023, EGSA hosted the Insect Night Walk at the Wooster Science Building for the first time on August 18 from 8-10pm. More than 250 guests experienced the hidden nightlife of insects; witnessing the beauty and diversity of night-flying insects, from glittering fireflies and singing crickets to huge, colorful moths and iridescent beetles. 

Guests were invited to pet a bee, dig insect fossils, create unique insect art, learn how insects sense the world, and won prizes!

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.