Presentations for Summer 2016

Attention to those requesting presentations!

As warm weather bathes the state, the insects are beginning to emerge.  this means its time for our graduate students to get out to observe, collect, and study them!  Summer is “field season” for most of us, which means that our ability to offer presentations is extremely limited.  As such, no presentations will be scheduled from May – July.  We will begin accepting presentation requests for fall (anytime after September 1st) in July.

Thanks for your interest in our organization!  We hope that we can see you this fall!

Fall presentations open for booking!

If your school or organization is looking to host the Insect Ambassadors for an event or presentation, please get your requests in as soon as possible!  The dates fill up quickly for our busy student volunteers.

See the calendar on the right for dates that are already taken.

Madison Children’s Museum Adult Swim


Some enthusiastic Adult Swim attenders holding the Madagascar hissing cockroach.

This weekend, many locations in Madison were transformed to host the amazing Wisconsin Science Festival.  Insect Ambassadors was lucky enough to acquire invitations to present at two events, the Madison Children’s Museum Adult Swim on Friday, and the WID Science Saturday event here on campus.  We always love these events, and hope to attend them again next year!

UW Day at the fair!

Insect Ambassadors had a great time at UW Day a the state fair! Many brave kids held our tarantula, aptly named “Ocho”. There was also a freshly emerged cicada at our table when we arrived. The red shirt did not dissapoint, so if you want to be a Badger then come along with me! By the bright shining light of the moon!





John Muir Elementary

The kindergarten and first graders at John Muir elementary sure know their bugs!  It was fun sharing and learning about insects together, and getting to meet new six-legged friends.

Allison Dehnel and Michael Crossley

Schedule your summer program now!

If you are looking for a fun, educational, and affordable activity for your summer program then look no further! Insect Ambassadors would love to visit!

We are starting to get a lot of presentation requests so be sure to get your request in before all the good days fill up! You can see what days we already have scheduled presentations on the sidebar calendar (right).

Crestwood Elementary Science Night

Another successful Science Night at Crestwood Elementary! Local science nights are a great way to support the young budding scientists is your community. If you have interest in setting up a science night for your school district contact the Insect Ambassadors as a great information resource!

Randall Elementary and Hawthorne Branch Library

Insect ambassadors had two presentations this past Saturday! Randall Elementary’s Super Science Saturday hosted us for 3, 30 minute workshops and Madison’s Hawthorne Branch Library invited us for a 45 minute community talk.

Both groups saw more parents than our usual presentations. It was awesome to see the proud look parents faces as their children answered questions and fearlessly battled hissing cockroaches. I think the parents most likely learned more than their kids!