Entomology Workshop: Pinning and Learning


Saturday, December 15, 2018, 10:00am to 12:00pm


Harvard Museum of Natural History

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Discover the world of insects in a hands-on entomology workshop. Students will learn how to prepare and preserve three types of deceased specimens for collections and display, including a large cicada, an Atlas beetle, and the choice of a butterfly or moth. Learn about the science of invertebrates from Harvard invertebrate biologist Shoyo Sato, who will introduce us to some of the members of the museum's live collection. If you're feeling brave, you can hold a cockroach! Each student will leave with three finished pinned insect specimens ready for drying and display, along with a full set of entomology tools and instructions for future projects.

This class starts promptly at 10 am and ends between 11:30 am and 12 pm. Students who are delayed are asked to call ahead so we know when to expect you. A contact phone number will be provided after you are registered. We will accommodate late arrivals to the best of our ability but late students are not guaranteed to finish their projects during designated class time. This class is open to adults 18 and older.

Instructors: Mickey Alice Kwapis, Professional Taxidermist, and Shoyo Sato, Harvard invertebrate biologist

Fees: $125 members/ $150 nonmembers

Advance registration required.