Outreach and Education Programming


Due to COVID-19, the University of MN Insect Collection is temporarily closed. All activity is currently suspended; further inquiries can be sent to the curator, Dr. Robin Elizabeth Thomson, curator@umn.edu. Stay healthy and safe!

The Insect Collection offers Outreach and Education Programming upon request. Programming may take place either at the Collection itself or at a location off-site and may take the form of a topical presentation or a general insect information booth. Material and timeline can be tailored for the group, based on number of participants, age range, and interests.

Please contact the Curator, Dr. Robin Elizabeth Thomson, at curator@umn.edu for further information.

An Eastern cicada killer (Crabronidae: Sphecius speciosus). These solitary wasps hunt cicadas and carry them back to their nests.