The 5th annual Arizona Insect Festival will take place on Sunday, September 20, 2015 from 11 am to 4pm at the University of Arizona. More than 20 booths in the Student Union Grand Ballroom, 3rd floor will offer theme-based, interactive activities and exhibits about the importance of insects in our lives, and exciting UA research.
Insects play unique and diverse roles in maintaining healthy ecosystems (such as litter decomposition), enhancing crop productivity, pollinating native plants, spreading disease and impacting our urban environments. Join us to learn about these roles and more!
The festival highlights insect-related research conducted by UA scientists from a wide range of academic departments including Entomology, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, and Neurobiology. Together these researchers make up one of the largest and most important groups of insect scientists in the world.