Youth Encouragement and Public Outreach Program

Goal: To teach youth and members of the general public about insects.
What we offer: Presentations to teach youth and the general public about insects.
Cost: Free of charge! However, programming is a first-come, first-serve basis and is contingent upon volunteer availability.
Contact: Email the current Youth Encouragement and Public Outreach Coordinator (listed on the Committees page) if you are interested in booking an event. Please provide the following information in your email: Nature of the event (e.g. school visit, event booth, etc.), Event date and time, Audience age, and Number of people expected to be in attendance

Examples of past events include:

  • School visits for grades 1 through 12
  • Small group visits at the Department of Entomology, University of Manitoba (~25 people or fewer)
  • Event booths and displays
  • Other public outreach events where insect education is desired

Things to note:

  • Smaller groups facilitate better learning. If you have a large group, we will likely ask you to organize it into smaller groups. Multiple presentations will then be provided
  • We require that supervisors are present to manage the children during all presentations and demonstrations
  • Although we will try our best to accommodate your event, we cannot guarantee that we will have volunteers available for the requested date and time
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