Nature enthusiasts ‘bug out’ at East Campus Discovery Days

LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) – UNL’s East Campus hosted their second annual “Discovery Days” with lots of creepy crawlies on display.

Attendees got to learn about all sorts of Nebraska insects, learn about bee biology and about the giant impact tiny bugs have on Earth.

There was even a “Bug Petting Zoo” to help kids get more comfortable with the insects.

“If you learn how to hold an insect and learn, they aren’t scary,” said Associate Professor of Entomology Doug Golick. “If you can engage with them, there’s less fear, and I think kids love to hold insects.”

Golick was hopeful the petting zoo was an avenue for kids to learn to love insects and spark an interest in entomology.

People also got to learn about invasive insects and how UNL takes care of honey bees in the Bee Lab.

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