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!

Bio-Core Science Night

The Insect Ambassadors joined the Biocore Outreach Ambassadors for a fun-filled science night at Lodi Elementary. Students and their parents visited our booth to handle and observe insects.  They could also participate in a variety of science experiments with the BOA, and cheer as a diet coke fountain shot high towards the ceiling of the gymnasium every few minutes.

Allison

Darwin Day 2012

Insect Ambassadors provided a Tree of Life exploration station for Darwin Day 2012 at the Wisconsin Institutes of Discovery.  Families enjoyed the insect display cases and opportunities to hold live Manduca caterpillars, Madagascar hissing cockroaches and a walking stick.  Kids collected the arthropod stamp at our station in their hunt to find various branches on the tree of life and collect a prize.

Joliene