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Departmental Outreach

Hosting visitors for outreach events with the Department of Entomology at Virginia Tech is one key way that our graduate students share entomology with the surrounding community. Using outreach, we hope to help develop an interest in insects and science in our visitors. If you would like to arrange an event for your group or would like more information, please call our Communications Coordinator, James Mason, at (540)  231-6826 or send an email to

Department outreach events typically consist of a lively presentation about all-things entomology along with hands-on learning activities using live specimens. We ask that each visiting group attend with an appropriate amount of supervision and maintain control of the participants during the event.