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Entomology

Have you chased butterflies or caught a ladybug to get a closer look? Do you think collecting bugs is a great way to spend your time? Then the 4-H Entomology project is right up your alley. Youth will learn about the world of insects in soil, on plants, in homes, on pets and other secret places.

Things to Learn/Do in the Project

Age 7-9

  • Learn the main parts of an insect
  • Make an insect net
  • Collect, pin, label and exhibit an insect collection

Age 10-13

  • Understand how insects are used in advertising
  • Find out how insects move
  • Learn about insecticides

Age 14 and Older

  • Learn about insect behavior
  • Plant a butterfly garden 
  • Catch and observe a spider in its web
  • Conduct an insect survey of your neighborhood

Project Materials

Entomology (EN100)
Reasonably priced materials are available for every project in Kansas 4-H.  You can order the materials for your project online from the 4-H Mall or contact your local Extension Office.

Project Butterfly Wings
Reasonably priced materials are available for every project in Kansas 4-H.  You can order the materials for your project online from the 4-H Mall or contact your local Extension Office.

Kansas 4-H Entomology Resources
All available to download from this site.

Entomology Collection Exhibit Resource *new in 2018*

4-H Entomology Judges Webinar, April 2016

Resources that were referenced in the webinar are marked below with **

Entomology Scorecards

Record Keeping

Websites

Events and Activities

Awards and Recognition

County Level
Award: Medal presented at your 4-H Achievement Banquet
Donor: Kansas 4-H Foundation Patron Sponsor Fund

State Level
Award: Medallion
Donor: Kansas 4-H Foundation Patron Sponsor Fund

National Level
Award: $400 National 4-H Congress Scholarship
Donor: Kansas 4-H Foundation Patron Sponsor Fund

Career Connections

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