Insect Discovery

About

Insect Discovery programs are designed to teach elementary students science concepts through hands-on activities using live and preserved insects. These will be short demonstrations and activities that immerse you into the amazing world of insects!

Sponsored by the Department of Entomology in collaboration with the Arizona Cooperative Extension, these inquiry-based activities address topics such as biological diversity, adaptation, and life cycles. College students in related programs will be your hosts for these mini-workshops.

Workshop Stations

  • First hour
    • Butterfly Observations
    • How Insects Grow
    • Decomposers
    • Adaptations
  • Second hour
    • This whole new class will combine games, live animals and art to help students understand and appreciate the world from an ant’s point of view

Registration coming soon

 

Program Details

Audience/Age Group:

1st - 3rd grade

Group Size:

10 - 35 students
(over 35 students will require two registrations)

Timeline:

Spring Semester

February 7 through May 3, 2023

Tuesdays and Wednesdays

Arrival Time:

9:15 a.m.

Program Time:

9:30 to 11:30 a.m.

Duration:

2 hours

Pricing

Standard K-12 School/Youth Organization

  • Base Rate: $80 for up to 10 participants
  • + $8 for each additional participant
Optional Exhibits and Show Add-on
(separate registration required on our field trip page)
+$4 per participant to add on exhibits (adds one hour)
+$4 per participant to add on a planetarium show (adds one hour)

Title I K-12 Schools

  • Base Rate: $60 for up to 10 participants
  • + $6 for each additional participant
Optional Add-ons
(separate registration required on our field trip page)
+$3 per participant to add on exhibits (adds one hour)
+$3 per participant to add on a planetarium show (adds one hour)

Grant Funding

Limited grant funding is available for Title I schools for Discovery Workshops. Contact us for details
(NOTE: Grant funding covers the cost of the discovery workshop only. It does not cover optional add-on experiences.)

Teachers and Chaperones

Teachers are free.

Chaperones are the same price as a participant listed above ($6 to $8 each). 

Due to room capacity in the Discovery Labs, the number of adults accompanying your group is limited to 5.

 

For information about scheduling programs, please contact:
Heather Parra
heatherparra@arizona.edu
520-626-1032

For more Information about content and activities:
Kathleen Walker,
krwalker@cals.arizona.edu,
520-626-2088