Insects make up the largest and most diverse group of organisms on the planet. They are a critical part of the global ecosystem as well as nearly every aspect of biotechnology from agriculture to biomedical science. Also, insects are one of the best tools for inspiring an interest in science and nature in children and the general public.
Aaron T. Dossey, PhD, biochemist, post-doctoral entomological researcher and founder of All Things Bugs, is bringing together entomological organizations and institutions from across the country to show off everything that entomology and insects have to offer at the USA Science and Engineering Festival in D.C. from April 27-29, 2012. This is the first entomology section at what is considered to be the nation’s largest celebration of all things science and engineering!
Read about our ento section on SCIENCE BLOGS!
Over the past year, Green Matter, along with The Entomological Foundation, Daniella Martin of Girl Meets Bug and others, has partnered up with All Things Bugs in its search for entomology contributors, sponsors and volunteers… and we still need any help we can get. Donations of any kind – time, monetary, entomological and educational materials, brochures, etc. – are welcome and encouraged!
Some of the sub-topics that will be covered by the themes of our booths include the following.
- Bees and Pollinators
- Insect Zoos and Live Insect Displays
- Cutting-Edge Insect Technology (cyborg beetles, genomics, biomedical science and agriculture)
- Insects as Human Food
- Biodiversity, Systematics and Taxonomy
- Entomological Education and Outreach
Share this information with other bug lovers and then plan that road trip to see all the cool bug stuff! To offer assistance or for more information, feel free to contact Michelle Harris at firstname.lastname@example.org.