Scorpion“Motivating more young people to take an interest in understanding and learning science at school is important not only because science careers are exciting and rewarding, but also because young people need to know about how science and technology is changing our world – their world!” – Stephen Parker

BugZoo is an outreach and education program at Oregon State University. We make on and off-campus presentations to K-12 students and the general public. BugZoo outreach events are done by volunteers that have experience with insects and youth education. Many of our volunteers are college students who belong to Bug Club.

Some of the impacts of BugZoo include:

  • Interactive, hands-on learning
  • Introduction to entomology as a life science
  • Age-appropriate lessons including: life cycles, pollination, insect communication, etc.
  • Fostering interest in higher education

As a youth-serving program, we work closely with the Office of Precollege Programs to ensure that outreach events are a safe and educational experience for all participants.

Currently the OSU BugZoo is not accepting requests for outreach presentations.