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The Department of Entomology at the University of Arizona has an internationally renowned faculty dedicated to excellence in research, teaching, and extension. Faculty expertise encompasses fundamental insect biology, pest management, and outreach.
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UA ENTOMOLOGY SCIENCE COMMUNICATIONS are made possible in part by the Charles T. Vorhies Science Communications endowment which enables us to create opportunities to share our expertise with the public and to train skilled science communicators for the future.
ARIZONA INSECT FESTIVAL - A unique festival on the University of Arizona campus that promotes science literacy and raises awareness about the importance of insects, e.g., as pollinators, natural agents of pest control, disease carriers, & decomposers.
The UNIVERSITY OF ARIZONA INSECT COLLECTION (UAIC) maintains approximately 2 million insect specimens and is the most comprehensive in the world for the Sonoran Desert Region. Many holdings are encountered in agricultural or urban environments, of which some are actual or potential pests or vectors of disease.
INSECT DISCOVERY OUTREACH PROGRAM - A University of Arizona outreach program that reaches 3,500 elementary school students annually. The program sparks students’ scientific curiosity through hands-on activities using live and preserved insects.