Youth Related Activities


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Insect Fact n' Photo Quiz Apps

Insect Fact n’ Photo Apps contains information on 150 common insects encountered by beginning collectors. The photos depict one example of each of the 150 insects required in the Career Development Event (CDE) judging contest. Questions about the insect, its general biology and life cycle, and where it may be found, posed and then interactively answered and graded. Apps make these quizzes handy, fresh, and a great way to prepare for the insect judging competition.

Order bug quiz #1 here.
Order bug quiz #2 here.


IPM Interactive Activity

Pest Detective Simple and fun activities to help children and adults learn to use Integrated Pest Management (IPM) to manage pests at school, home, or in the yard. Designed with children in mind, however anyone will enjoy these activities.
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IPM in Schools Activity Book

The Department of Entomology at Purdue University is pleased to provide these fun integrated pest management (IPM) educational activities to help teach the most effective ways of managing pests.
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Recipes

Click on the book covers below to find printable recipes on how to make food look like insects as well as cooking with insects.

Make Food Look Like Insects

Cooking Without Insects Recipe Book

Cooking with Insects

Cooking With Insects Recipe Book

Butterfly House Plans

Butterfly House

Butterfly houses have slots the perfect size to provide shelter from the wind and weather and to keep birds out. Place your butterfly house in a sunny location in your garden, away from prevailing winds. Mount it about 4 feet off the ground on a pole or tree in the garden.
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