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agent A

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hey all
so I'm an academic. I received my master's degree in ecosystem sciences from the University of Rhode Island last year and I'm a PhD student at Colorado State University
outreach is always a fun thing for me to do. I'm quite passionate about it! I did a number of programs in RI with local schools and I even ran some moth week events and had visitors at the county fair! here are some pics of me in action!
my moth larvae at NMW
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I explain some of the larvae
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me, Kate, Ada, and a lamp
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here's that whole album, courtesy of Marian Goldsmith
https://www.flickr.com/photos/mariangoldsmith/albums/72157686837930695
I've done the URI SMILE program, where we cater to underrepresented groups from elementary schools, and I currently work with the CSU bug zoo to educate students in Fort Collins about inverts! I'll dig up some more outreach images later!!
 
here's one of our charter school activities: pumpkin bouquets!
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hey all
so I'm an academic. I received my master's degree in ecosystem sciences from the University of Rhode Island last year and I'm a PhD student at Colorado State University
outreach is always a fun thing for me to do. I'm quite passionate about it! I did a number of programs in RI with local schools and I even ran some moth week events and had visitors at the county fair! here are some pics of me in action!
my moth larvae at NMW
<a data-flickr-embed="true" href="" title="_DSC6876"><img src="https://live.staticflickr.com/4324/36034056112_7310509f85_5k.jpg" width="5120" height="3418" alt="_DSC6876"></a><script async src="//embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js" charset="utf-8"></script>
I explain some of the larvae
<a data-flickr-embed="true" href="" title="_DSC6900"><img src="https://live.staticflickr.com/4324/36200392485_b2fcd18c23_5k.jpg" width="5120" height="3418" alt="_DSC6900"></a><script async src="//embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js" charset="utf-8"></script>
me, Kate, Ada, and a lamp
<a data-flickr-embed="true" href="" title="_DSC6928"><img src="https://live.staticflickr.com/4309/36034054252_6b239525d5_5k.jpg" width="5120" height="3418" alt="_DSC6928"></a><script async src="//embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js" charset="utf-8"></script>

here's that whole album, courtesy of Marian Goldsmith
https://www.flickr.com/photos/mariangoldsmith/albums/72157686837930695
I've done the URI SMILE program, where we cater to underrepresented groups from elementary schools, and I currently work with the CSU bug zoo to educate students in Fort Collins about inverts! I'll dig up some more outreach images later!!

This is absolutely wonderful! I dunno that I have it in me to run something like that, but I do wish our city kept up the program we had had for it. I was interested in participating. Keep up the fantastic work!
 
Nice, each fall I used to make a vase filled with wildflowers & put in the shop, all The guys got a kick out of it. After hubby died, I stopped.
That makes me wonder, would he have wanted you to stop? If silly little things like that brought not just you two joy, but others, I feel like maybe it wouldn't be so bad to put together a little vase. It's up to you though.
 
Were those pictures taken in Rhode Island or Colorado? They put me in an autumn state of mind.
Rhode Island. I need to dig up the Colorado outreach pics
I gotta be choosy about the events I do here. Sometimes our outreaches happen in tiny, echoey rooms that they crowd 9128547281 people into and the sound just becomes too much and I have to leave
what's worse is that even though one of my ear canals is narrower than normal, I still hear really well and so sounds in general bother me
 
I don't work with any organization currently to do outreach FOR, but I have been thinking about bringing one of my mantises to visit my senior residents! Maybe close to Halloween (so long as they're not molting), because by then I will have some more experience with handling/ their temperament. And since it's spoopy season I could market the event like "meet a real life monster!" and teach them about the wonderful horrors of mantis life.
 
I don't work with any organization currently to do outreach FOR, but I have been thinking about bringing one of my mantises to visit my senior residents! Maybe close to Halloween (so long as they're not molting), because by then I will have some more experience with handling/ their temperament. And since it's spoopy season I could market the event like "meet a real life monster!" and teach them about the wonderful horrors of mantis life.
I'd work with a less skittish species tbh
maybe get some Hierodula or Phyllocrania or something. Deroplatys and Popa are also ideal! males of the Stagmomantis not only have super short lives, they really resent being handled. Same goes for things like Creobroter and Miomantis
 
I'd work with a less skittish species tbh
maybe get some Hierodula or Phyllocrania or something. Deroplatys and Popa are also ideal! males of the Stagmomantis not only have super short lives, they really resent being handled. Same goes for things like Creobroter and Miomantis
that's a great tip! thank you! maybe i will just bring them to be looked at then & not take them out

oddly enough, i do think that one of them hates it worse than the other. they're always trying to climb up to my head i'm pretty sure
 

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