UF/IFAS is crawling with excitement as annual Bug Week nears

Happy Bug Week! The University of Florida’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences knows that bugs and insects are a common source of questions due to their prevalence in the state of Florida, so it is dedicating the week of May 19 through May 23 as the second annual Bug Week. Their online home for Bug Week contains information on everyone’s favorite creepy crawlies as well as interactive activities for children. There will be a Q&A session on Twitter May 21 as well as scavenger hunts on the UF campus. One final goal of Bug Week is to compile a document containing Florida residents’ most commonly asked questions about insects. “The UF Department of Entomology and Nematology is one of the best in the country,” said Ruth Hohl Borger, assistant vice president for UF/IFAS Communications. “Bug Week is a great opportunity for our researchers to excite the imaginations of children – and children at heart – about the bugs that live among us.”

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