The UGA Entomology Insect Zoo was developed in 1985 by the H.O. Lund Entomology Club for community outreach events. In 2006 an undergraduate service-learning course was developed to address the increased demand for educational events. The UGA BugDawgs, along with the student club, annually lead hundreds of events reaching ~20,000 Georgians. The UGA Insect Zoo is a program designed to educate the young and old about insects and other arthropods. Living insects, centipedes, millipedes, scorpions, and spiders, as well as museum specimens from Georgia and other parts of the world, are brought to schools, libraries, organizations, or community centers for interactive display. The hands-on approach to learning makes this program very exciting. We hope that we can teach people how important insects are in our lives. Without insects, the earth as we know it would not survive!
We will attempt to fulfill all requests for demonstrations and tours within 30 miles or less of the UGA Athens campus. Please contact us early and we will do our best to attend your event.