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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

Join us at the Wooster Science Building on August 18, 2023 from 8-10pm to experience the hidden nightlife of insects at the 2023 Insect Night Walk!

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. 

Experience insect life after dark! Come and pet a bee, dig insect fossils, create unique insect art, learn how insects sense the world, in prizes and so much more! Bring a flashlight and good walking shoes.


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.