AES Young Entomologists' Day 2021

22 May 2021 15:00 - 17:00

Location: Online

Event description

Join us for talks and an interactive session on Zoom featuring insect specimens from the Oxford University Museum of Natural History. Book online to receive the Zoom meeting details:

Children under 16 should be accompanied by an adult and attendees are expected to abide by our online safeguarding policy (175K, PDF).

Bug Clubbers and other young entomologists (age up to 17 years) can give a short talk on insects or other invertebrates. This could comprise a slide presentation, talk, show and tell, or similar, please contact Dafydd and Victoria on to book a space.

Event schedule

  • 2pm - Introduction and online housekeeping
  • 2.05pm - Talk: Illustrating Insects, by Carim Nahaboo
  • 2.30pm - Talks from Bug Club members 
  • 3pm - Adapt and Survive! Interactive session with the Oxford University Museum of Natural History.
    480 million years of insect evolution have led to some striking adaptations. Learn more about how these have helped insects be so successful with specimens from the Oxford University Museum of Natural History. There will be a brief introduction with a range of specimens showing the diversity of arthropods and the place of insects within this diversity. Young people will then be challenged to explain the adaptions shown in a range of specimens including moths, beetles, mantis and a range of wasp-mimicking insects. We will follow up each example with a brief explanation and finish by encouraging the young people to think about, and perhaps research, the way any insects they find are adapted to their environment.

Organisation details

This event was organised by the AES.
For further information please refer to the printed publications you have received (if you are a member) or contact us.

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