New Event for 2019! The Great Minnsect Show

The Great Minnsect Show
February 10, 2019

The first annual Great Minnsect Show will be held in two parts on Thursday, April 25 and Saturday, April 27, 2019. This new community and educational event is a joint effort presented by the Department of Entomology on the U of M St. Paul Campus and Frenatae, the Entomology Graduate Student Association.

All things new and interesting in the world of insects and their arthropod allies will be on display for the public to share, including:

  • Educational and career advice for those who want to study and work with insects
  • Interactive displays showcasing the fascinating and beautiful world of insects
  • Information on how we live with insects will be presented by industry, educators, and non-profit organizations
  • Insect-themed games and activities for all ages!

The event will kick off with a career fair on Thursday April 25 in the Mississippi Lounge at Coffman Memorial Union on the East Bank of the Twin Cities U of M Campus. Students at every stage of their academic careers are invited to meet with faculty from Entomology, students in the Entomology minor, and graduate students in Entomology. There will also be representatives from local industries and organizations who employ people with entomology backgrounds.

On Saturday, April 27, The Great Minnsect Show moves to the first-floor atrium of Ruttan Hall on the St. Paul Campus. This community-focused event will expand on the career fair to include an insect petting zoo, games, an insect photo 'salon', a chance to taste insect-based snacks, and numerous other information and display booths. Activities are still coming on board--follow our TwitterFacebook and Instagram accounts for updates.