Presentations (Agricultural Sciences Bldg., 2nd Floor)

 10:30am: Caddisflies by Wildscape

 11:30am: Book reading by Deborah Ein

 12:30pm: Carnivorous plants by MACPS

 1:30pm: Insect dissection & feeding insects

 2:30pm: Pollinators


Wall Displays (Agricultural Sciences Bldg., Ground Floor)

 History of Insect Illustration by Joel Floyd

 Arthur Cushman (USDA Illustrator of Insect Natural Histories) by Joel Floyd


Tours (Agricultural Sciences Bldg., G110 and G112)

 Limited space & reservations required here.

 The WVU Insect Zoo: petting live insects and arthropods


Activity Center (Agricultural Sciences Bldg., 2nd Floor)

 Build-a-Bug: make and take your own insect or arthropod, using craft items

 Insect Origami: the art of paper folding, magically transforming a square piece of paper into a 3-dimensional insect

 Temporary insect tattoos: several designs to choose from - wear yours with pride

 Pollinator Games, West Virginia Department of Natural Resources and US Forest Service, Eastern Region: 11:00am and 2:00pm only.


Exhibitors (Agricultural Sciences Bldg., Ground+2nd Floors)

 Ticks by Eric Doseth, West Virginia Department of Health & Human Resources

 West Virginia Master Naturalists by Gerry Stover,

 Boy Scouts of America Insect Study Merit Badge

 Maryland 4-H Entomology Club by Mike Turrell

 The aquatic insect, caddisflies by Kathy Stout from Wildscape

 The Bug Box. Nature-inspired jewelry by Lauren Chalas,

 Bug-eating plants display and sales by the Mid-Atlantic Carnivorous Plant Society

 WVU Plant Diagnostic Clinic by Mahfuz Rahman, WVU Extension

 West Virginia Entomological Society

 Pollination and Pollinators by WV DNR & USDA NRCS


WVU Greenhouse

 Flowering plants and pollen for pollinators

 Live mason bees and other pollinator insects


WVU Natural History Museum (Percival Hall)

 WV mammals, birds, fish, and more

It's a Bug’s World is a public outreach program hosted by the Entomological Society of America, Eastern Branch, in conjunction with its annual meeting. Exhibits and programming feature insect-related programs in the vicinity of West Virginia University this year.


Direction to Event Location: The event will be held at the Agricultural Sciences Bldg. in the Evansdale Campus of West Virginia University. Please check the Evansdale Campus map.

Parking suggestions: You may use free parking lots (43, 44, and 46; 1-3 min walk) or paid parking lots including Lot ST6 (2 min walk), ST1 and ST9 (10 min walk), or Coliseum (15 min walk). Please check the parking map.

Building access: Once you arrive to the parking lot, please follow the ants on the ground to find the event venue. Please check the building map.

For petting insect zoo access: You would need to reserve a time slot for timed tours scheduled every 30 minutes from 10:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, March 10, 2024. Please reserve your slot here.

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