1. K-State home
  2. »4-H Youth Development
  3. »Events and Activities
  4. »Conferences and Events
  5. »Insect Spectacular

4-H Youth Development

2023 Kansas 4-H Insect Spectacular

2023ISThe Kansas 4-H Insect Spectacular, a two-day state-wide entomology workshop, will be held June 16-17, 2023 in Manhattan, Kansas. The event is open to all youth and adult volunteers interested in 4-H entomology! Classes will include basic pinning, basic and advanced identification, insect photography, and much more. A parent or legal guardian must attend with their 4-H'er. Registration, proposed schedule, and full information will be available in the spring. Stay tuned for more details!   One parent/adult guardian from each family must register and attend with children.


Wamego Inn and Suites
1300 Lilac Lane
Block of rooms $89.95- Reference KS 4-H Insect Spectacular, guaranteed by May 16

River Pond Campground at Tuttle Creek
5800 River Pond Road
Bob Fleming Shelter


2021 Kansas 4-H Insect Spectacular

The 2021 Kansas 4-H Insect Spectacular occured on June 21st, 23rd, and 25th.  This year there were three webinar sessions each lasting about an hour. The sessions were open to all youth and were designed as an opportunity to learn as a group.  Recordings are available for all three of the following sessions:  

Lookalike Insects - Isaac Fox

Presentation 1 Slides

Asian Giant Hornets - Vicky Wallace

Presentation 2 Slides


Invasive Species - Sharon Dobesh

Presentation 3 Slides



2020 Kansas 4-H Insect Spectacular

Over 90 families registered for the first virtual experience of the Kansas 4-H Insect Spectacular. Below, you will find the three webinar recordings, along with the presentation slides. 

Beginner Level Entomology

Beginner slides with notes (PDF)

Advanced Level Entomology

Advanced slides with notes (PDF)

Notebooks and Educational Exhibits

Educational Exhibits (PDF)

Collection Notebooks (PDF)