Outreach and Education

The Department of Entomology has numerous resources to assist homeowners and professionals to identify and understand the nature of insects and to find safe, effective, economical, and sustainable solutions to their pest problems.

Ian's ButterflyEntomology Student Outreach Program
Outreach to the community is an important part of our mission. The Entomology Graduate Student Association (EGSA) members facilitate a wide variety of educational experiences including insect-themed talks at local schools, entomology summer camps and the annual Great Insect Fair.

Penn State Pesticide Education Program

The Pesticide Education Program strives to educate all pesticide applicators and users across the Commonwealth about pest management alternatives, including the safe, proper, and legal use of pesticides. The program promotes responsible decision making, which will protect pesticide users, public health, plant and animal health, and the environment.

Pennsylvania Integrated Pest Management
PA IPM is a collaboration between the PA Dept of Agriculture and the Pennsylvania State University College of Agricultural Sciences. The mission of this program is to promote effective pest management that results in the efficient protection of our food, fiber, health, home and industrial resources in a manner that is profitable, safe and environmentally compatible.

Resources for Educators
This is a list of insect-related books, curriculum materials, videos, software, Web sites, insectaria, butterfly houses, and much much more that can help you and your students experience and enjoy insects even more.

The Frost Entomological Museum
The museum houses the insect and related arthropod collections of The Pennsylvania State University and serves a valuable educational function by making insect biodiversity accessible to the general public through displays for the casual visitor and educational visits for school groups and other interested organizations.