Bees will be the star of this year’s Arizona Insect Festival

All things bugs and insects will be at the front and center at this year’s  Arizona Insect Festival Sunday, October 20th.  Attracting an estimated 5,000 visitors each year, the free family-friendly festival, features interactive exhibits on insects and insect-based research taking place at the University of Arizona and within the Tucson community. This annual event is  hosted by the University of Arizona’s Department of Entomology.

The Festival will be held at the University of Arizona campus on the lower level and surrounding the ​ENR2 building, on
Sunday, October 20th  from 10 am- 3pm The festival is free. Free parking will be available in the Sixth Street Garage: 

This year’s festival is going to honor and raise awareness of the fact that the area around Tucson has one of the highest diversities of native bee species in the world. Come learn more about the fact that we live in a biodiversity hotspot.

This unique festival aims to improve science literacy and increase awareness about the importance of insects. More than 20 booths along with hands-on activities and exhibits. Local non-profit organizations such as Southeast Butterfly Association, Tucson Botanical Gardens, Tohono Chul, National Park Service, and the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum are also exhibitors.

For more info about the event, click HERE.

 

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