This is the central hub for Insect Festivals and the people who run them
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.
Get On The Map
Are you on our map of insect festivals? Check it out!
Are you interested in contributing to a shared evaluation instrument with common questions?
We would love to have info about your exhibits, and to develop best practices for training volunteers, animal handling, and safety issues.
What will joining IFWG do for me?
- Access to a library of evaluation and event materials
- Shared examples of funding and IRB proposals
- Shared volunteer training materials and videos
- Online discussion group with peer festivals
- Increased visibility for your festival on our map