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National Insect Week returns in 2022

There’s going to be a buzz at Big Bang Fair 2017

Insects and the scientists that study them will be at the NEC, Birmingham from 15th to 18th March.

Girl holding stick insect at EntoSciInsect handling © Harper Adams University

The Royal Entomological Society will be joining more than 200 STEM organisations at the event and showing young people how they can study insects and start a career or hobby as an entomologist. 
Dr Luke Tilley, Director of Outreach and Development at the Society, said: “There will be an opportunity to learn more about next year’s EntoSci18 – the entomology conference for schools and colleges, jointly organised with Harper Adams University.
“And visitors will be able to take part in live insect handling, viewing scientific specimens under the microscope, inspecting a bumblebee colony and playing interactive games. Our six-legged friends look forward to meeting you!”

Visit to register for free tickets to the event.

Contact: Luke Tilley, [email protected]

Girl and boy looking at specimens under microscopesInsects under the microscope © Harper Adams University  

scientist in lab coat talking to school studentsTalking about insect science © Harper Adams University

Did you know?

Most misunderstood insect in the UK

Earwigs, which don’t go in ears, except by rare accident. Originally 'ear-wing' as their wings are human ear shaped.

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