This is the central hub for information and links relating to Insect Festivals in the United States.
What is an Insect Festival, anyway?
We use a definition modified from Bultitude et al’s definition of science festivals:
- The main focus is a celebration of insects and related arthropods.
- The main intention is to engage non-specialists with scientific content.
- There is an emphasis on insect science as FUN and an activity for everyone
- The event is time-limited and recurring, usually on an annual or biennial frequency.
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