What is a bug?


Fulgorid planthopper, Honduras. Photo by Sarah Bernard

What we commonly call bugs is actually an entire order of insects called Hemiptera. True bugs are different from other insects. Their mouthparts are specialized to suck plant juices, the blood of birds,

What is an entomologist?


Exhibit Termites Eat Your Home! produced by University of Florida outreach programs. Photo by Sarah Bernard

An entomologist is a scientist that studies insects and how they interact with their environment. Knowing how insects behave and interact with …

Why are maps important?

Maps represent the real world on a much smaller scale. They help you travel from one location to another. They help you organize information. They help you figure out where you are and how to get where you want to …

What is a topographic map?

A topographic map shows the physical features of Earth. These features can be mountains, rivers, lakes, valleys, craters, and more. Man-made features such as roads may also be included.

In addition to physical features, a topographic map shows the …

Can I eat bugs??


Beekeepers practice apiculture | Photo by Sarah Bernard

Yes, you can eat bugs! As long as you dont have a shellfish allergy, that is. In fact, you already eat insects and products made from insects every day

What is a map?

A map is designed to represent a variety of information. Some maps show where roads are located. Others show the location of tourist attractions or local landmarks. Other maps show weather patterns.  

The objects on a map are indicated by …

What is geocaching?

Geocaching is a worldwide treasure-hunting game. In geocaching, people hide a cache (pronounced like “cash”) for others to find. Remember that geo means Earth, and caching is the process of hiding a cache.

A cache …