Entomology

There are millions of types of insects, however we don’t know exactly how many there are. The study of insects is important as they are closely associated with our survival. They can be beneficial such as the honey bee pollinating our food crops or detrimental such as insects that impact our health or those of our food sources such as the mosquito transmitting malaria. Through hands-on activities students will investigate how to classify insects into groups, life cycles and some of the important roles insects play within our ecosystems such as nutrient recycling, plant propagation, pollination and seed dispersal, food source for other living organisms and maintenance of animal communities via disease transmission and parasitism and how insects have helped science.