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ASUHIC Night of the Open Door – 2014

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On the evening of March 1st, 2014, the Franz Lab and Hasbrouck Insect Collection team participated in ASU’s annual Night of the Open Door Event. We created close to 1500 sq. ft. of space with diverse themes, stations, apps, and activities for insect and invertebrate enthusiasts of all ages. Live bedbugs,  hissing cockroaches, insect origami, Arium3D’s “Beyond a Bug in a Box”, land and marine shells, bees, true bugs, cameras and microscopes, a giant Jerusalem cricket, and much more.

As in the previous year, the event attracted well over 1,000 visitors and was an amazing success (in spite of rare and strong Arizona spring rains). Special thanks to Andrea, Annette, Catherine, Dale, Danica,  Guanyang, Michael (L.), Michael (S.), Sarah, Zhen, and of course Melody and Sangmi for making it all happen. See more photos of the event here.

This was likely the last outing of this kind in the Life Sciences W Wing. Next year we hope to celebrate the Night of the Open Door activities at our newly renovated location at Alameda Drive.

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