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November Newsletter: Buggy Resources


Our education specialists were invited to the Entomological Society of America (ESA)’s annual conference from Oct 31 - Nov 3 to present on Journey of the Germ. They learned tons about vectors, beneficial insects, climate change, declining insect populations and more. ESA presenters shared excellent resources we’d like to pass along to you!

Kriztian Luna, Carol Anne Hagele, and Jung Kim (left to right) dressed up as the West Nile virus disease triad for their ESA presentation on Halloween.

Teacher Resources

Hokie BugFest 🐛🐜🐝🕷

Hokie BugFest celebrates the fun and exciting science of entomology, and the Virginia Tech tradition of learning and discovery, through outreach and engagement. Learn more here.

Eight simple actions that individuals can take to save insects from global declines 🌵👩‍🏫👨🏽‍🏫

Learn what you can do to support the local insect population (and reduce mosquito populations in the process)! Read the journal article here.

Butterflies of America 🦋

A comprehensive online resource of butterflies including over 160,500 images and lists over 8,300 species! Explore here.

Journey of the Germ 🦟🦠🤒

This interactive educational experience illustrates the journey of West Nile Virus transmission a threat to public health each year in the San Gabriel Valley. Start the journey here.

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