The School of Life Sciences’ newly renovated and now fully active space for the Natural History Collections, Informatics and Outreach Group is celebrating a Grand Opening on the afternoon/evening of October 2nd, 2014. The event will introduce the greater ASU community and other interested groups to the facilities and affiliated research and learning programs at Alameda. The Grand Opening will include a ribbon cutting, exhibits, and guided tours through the collections and outreach spaces.
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In how many different ways can we consume guava fruits (genus Psidium, Myrtaceae)? On July 11, 2014, our collections group offered the first (“inaugural”) outreach event at the Alameda location, with participation from all collections. We were visited by elementary-grade students and teachers from a local Montessori school. Some photos of the event are posted here.
Thanks to Melody, Sangmi, Charlotte, Kathleen, Les, Liz, and Walt for leading the event.
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.
Today’s “Bad and Ugly Halloween Bug Event” at the Museum for Youth in Mesa was a great success and high-quality arthropod- and collection-centered educational outreach program led by Melody Basham and her talented and tireless team. Thanks to all for your wonderful work. We will offer more review of this event later, including photos and videos. In the meantime, here is a sampling of photos of the event.
“This Halloween learn about what makes a bad bug BAD. Learn about the deadliest insect and learn something new about those insects and arachnids we often fear from the big to the small. Learn about monster bugs in ancient times, meet some live critters, go on a bug hunt, or go “beyond a bug in a box” as we take a closer look at some collection specimens using augmented reality technology. To experience our augmented reality insects with your own mobile device download the Junaio app here. Further instructions will be provided at the event!”
Support of the ASU Hasbrouck Insect Collection’s outreach program through an award from Virginia M. Ullman Foundation is kindly acknowledged.
Last Friday we had our first group of adult GED students visit our lab in the School of Life Sciences along with their teacher Linda Putnum from the RSC Southern Adult Learning Center campus. The class launches the second year of this biodiversity outreach pilot program serving this population. Volunteer teachers and assistants included Michael Shillingburg, Dr. Elizabeth Davidson, and student Naomi Pier. Read more here.