Pinning and Learning: Cicadas


Sunday, November 3, 2019, 11:15am to 12:15pm


Harvard Museum of Natural History, 26 Oxford Street

Instructor: Mickey Alice Kwapis

Explore large tropical insects from an evolutionary standpoint with a hands-on look at gargantuan species! Utilizing sustainably sourced empress cicadas (8"+ wingspan), students will learn about insect development and anatomy by preparing and preserving specimens of their own. Each student will get to keep a set of illustrated instructions, tools, and their own finished specimen to display at home. With newfound knowledge, students will also get to explore the arthropod gallery to take in all of the subtle nuances of Earth's invertebrate species.

This is a fun and engaging activity that can be enjoyed by anyone, regardless of age. Students under 12 must be accompanied by an adult chaperone who can work with the child, at no additional charge. If the chaperone wishes to complete his/her own project, a second insect must be purchased through a separate registration.

This class starts promptly at 11:15 am and ends at 12:15 pm. Due to the time-sensitive nature of the preservations process, students who are delayed are asked to call ahead so we know when to expect you. A contact phone number will be provided after you are registered. We will accommodate late arrivals to the best of our ability but late students are not guaranteed to finish their projects during designated class time.

$45 members/$50 nonmembers

Advance registration required.