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Wooster Outreach

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The UTBZ is an engaging experience at the heart of the CFAES Wooster Campus in the Wooster Science Building and is easily accessed from the main building entrance.

The United Titanium Bug Zoo is curated by Jeni Filbrun. Get up close with some of the 30 different arthropod species on display! The mission of the Bug Zoo is to promote awareness, dispel myths and ignite curiosity in the unseen world of Arthropods, striving to entice budding young entomologists into the exciting field of Entomology. 

Visit Us in Wooster! Classrooms, small groups, and families are welcome. Take a self-guided tour this summer, Monday, Wednesday, Friday, 10am-2pm. Free parking on site. Contact Jeni Filbrun or Carrie Elvey to set up an in-person tour or outreach event. 
Location: Ohio State CFAES Wooster Campus, Wooster Science Building, Rm 120, 1680 Madison Ave, Wooster OH, 44691.

Open House May 13!

UTBZ Open House

Learn more about the early history and creation of the Wooster Bug Zoo.

Meet the Collection

"What's New at the Bug Zoo"

Insect Ambassador Volunteer Form

Volunteers play an integral role in our outreach efforts. Dedicated Insect Ambassadors create displays, assist with educational outreach, create web/social media content, photograph and digitize the specimen collection, work in the pollinator gardens and get acquainted with all the Bug Zoo animals. All volunteers must attend an orientation session and complete a background check. If interested complete the volunteer form

Donate to the UTBZ

Support operational expenses for the Wooster Entomology United Titanium Bug Zoo, (Fund 317019).

Wooster Outreach & Research Facilities Virtual Tour

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