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Insecta Fiesta

Agapostemon virescens in flightAgapostemon virescens in flight
Photo Copyright John C. Abbott

Saturday, April 21, 2012, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.

Lake Austin Center - Brackenridge Field Lab
3001 Lake Austin Blvd.
Austin, Texas 78703

Alert! This event IS NOT at Texas Memorial Museum.

For more information contact John Abbott.

Planned Events & Activities

  • Insect Petting Zoo
  • Insect Cooking/Eating Tent
  • Cricket Spitting Contest
  • Cockroach Races
  • Live Insect-Themed Music
  • Butterfly Garden/House
  • Insect Tracking
  • Insect Safari
  • Insect Workshops
  • Pond Dipping
  • Forensic Entomology
  • Arts/Crafts & more

Insecta Fiesta flyer (PDF) | Schedule (PDF) | Information about parking (PDF)

Teacher Training During Insecta Fiesta

A free K–12 teacher training workshop will be held during Insecta Fiesta. Teachers will receive 6 hours CPE credit and curriculum materials correlated to the Science TEKS. The workshop is approved by the Texas Association for the Gifted and Talented for 6 hours of GT credit! Learn how to use insects to teach about animal adaptations, ecosystems, evolution, and more! Contact Christina Cid with questions about the teacher training. Pre-registration is closed. Educators may sign up for the training onsite at the INFO booth.

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