The Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County is celebrating 35 years of its annual Bug Fair, with the virtual “Bug Fair Connected” on Saturday, May 15, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on YouTube.
The event will feature local stories from L.A.’s backyard, show off the most-unique specimens in the museum’s collection, highlight entomologists from all over the globe and more.
Live events include “A Ponding We Will Go” at 9 a.m. where museum educators demonstrate the best practices for ponding and see what critters live below the water in the museum’s Nature Gardens pond. At 11 a.m., they’ll be hosting “Eating Bugs 101,” where Aly Moore of Bugible and Dustin Growick of Dino 101 explore entomophagy, or the practice of eating bugs, along with how culture and critters intersect and a live taste test. At 4 p.m., hear the founding members of Entomologists of Color share their efforts toward diversifying the field of entomology through recruitment, retention and activism, as well as participate in a Q&A session during “Encouraging Diversity in Entomology.”
The event is free with RSVP at nhm.org/bugfair. For information, visit nhm.org.
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