Whether it's educating students on campus, participating in informative displays at neighborhood events, hosting small group visits and OSU facility tours, or taking our traveling, hands-on exhibit to local schools...
Community Outreach is a big part of what we do.
Did you know - The Oregon State Arthropod Collection (OSAC) is the largest entomological research collection in the Pacific Northwest ?! With nearly 3 million specimens, the facility is used by both researchers and students who need access to research grade preserved specimens. This incredible resource helps scientists discover new taxa, understand evolutionary relationships, and appreciate biological diversity. Learn more about visiting the collection.
Oregon State student Kendra DelToro enjoys speaking to groups about entomology and insect collecting. Read the recent Gazette-Times article, which highlights her appearance at a series of monthly educational events hosted in area wildlife refuges.
The Oregon Bee Project is a cooperative effort between OSU Extension, Oregon State agencies, and stakeholders who are actively engaged in maintaining and enhancing bee health in Oregon. Outreach events include: tabling at relevant agricultural events, and a regular e-newsletter with updates about pollinator activities and regional projects.