Outreach Programs

About Our Outreach

The Department of Entomology provides programs throughout the year to teach the public about insects and science. Special events and presentations occur throughout the year at the university. Programs are also available for small and large groups of all ages. The department also coordinates with outside organizations and provides volunteers for science-based activities. Feel free to contact the department's outreach coordinator at uaentooutreach@gmail.com for information about current programs and projects or to involve the department in your activity.  

Preference will be given to outreach requests that give a 2-week advance notice. 

Resources for Teachers


Highlighted Events

Insect Festival 

The 16th Insect Festival of Arkansas was held Tuesday, October 18, 2016, from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. at the Pauline Whitaker Animal Science Center in Fayetteville, Arkansas. Elementary age students experienced live insects, cockroach races, and demonstrations about the applications of entomology. The next Insect Festival will be in 2018! View pictures from past festivals at hogentomology.shutterfly.com.


 The Department of Entomology participates in Fayetteville's annual SpringFest and provides information about the department, insects, and what you can do in your own backyard.

Traveling Educational Presentations

Elementary school classrooms, homeschool, and library groups among others have experienced entomology through presentations that highlight the diversity of the insect world and give children the chance to interact with live insects and learn the basics of entomology. Email uaentooutreach@gmail.com to schedule a presentation.