"BugFest," open house set for Sept. 11

Entomology Professor Fred Baxendale introduces Vinnie the vinegaroon to a BugFest guest.

September 1, 2016

Lincoln, Neb. — “BugFest,” the annual open house for the University of Nebraska­­–Lincoln’s Department of Entomology, is 1 to 4 p.m., Sept. 11 in Entomology Hall on UNL’s East Campus. The event is free and open to the public.

“This year’s BugFest will feature a lot of buggy fun,” said BugFest Coordinator Lisa Silberman. “There will be fun games and activities for all ages while also providing community members an opportunity to learn about important issues such as bedbugs, ants, flies and emerald ash borer.”

Guests of all ages will be able to tour the research labs and pollinator garden, have pictures taken on a giant bug, see inside of a bee hive and learn about how bees work together, and much more. In addition to entomology professors and students, guests hosts from the Lincoln Scientific Illustrators and the Henry Doorly Zoo will be on hand.

Parking is available north of the East Union. For more information, contact Silberman at lisa.silberman@unl.edu or 402-472-3416.

Lisa Silberman
Department of Entomology