Insect Festival 2017, Sunday October 1st

Art by Cara Gibson

2017 at a glance–

27 Booths + Faculty talks + Guest lecturer + Graduate Student led ‘Ask a Scientist Cafe’
4 Food trucks
7 Vendors 
175 Faculty, Staff, Post-doctoral Fellows, Students
75 Community Volunteers
5,000 Visitors (approx.)

Theme insect–

The honey-bellied green metallic sweat bee, Agapostemon melliventris. This bee is one of many bee species that is solitary, making individual nests in the ground rather than living in social hives. It is a small bee (1 cm long) that can be attracted to sweat for nutrition, but only bites or stings if provoked. These bees are key pollinators of various cactus species in the Sonoran Desert.

Press–

Daily Wildcat
Oct 2, 2017
Daily Wildcat
Oct 2, 2017
Daily Wildcat
Oct 2, 2017
Daily Wildcat
Oct 2, 2017​
Arizona Daily Star
Sept 28, 2017
Tucson Lifestyle
Sept 2017
Zócalo Arts & Culture
July/August 2017
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