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‘Oh, my!’ Check out insects at UCD’s Bohart Museum

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Laurie Casebier, a junior majoring in entomology at UC Davis and a volunteer at the Bohart Museum of Entomology, is quite tolerant as a praying mantis takes up residence on her face. Kathy Keatley Garvey/Courtesy photo

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From page A9 | December 04, 2013 |

The Bohart Museum of Entomology at UC Davis will open its doors to the public from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday in Room 1124 of Academic Surge on Crocker Drive. Admission is free.

Visitors are invited to “come look at our collection, hold live insects and browse our gift shop,” said Lynn Kimsey, museum director and a professor of entomology at UCD.

Saturday’s event is an extension of the weekday hours, said Tabatha Yang, education and outreach coordinator.

“We will have some Oh, my! drawers pulled — called ‘Oh, my!’ because that’s what visitors say when they first see them — and live animals to hold,” Yang said. These include Madagascar hissing cockroaches, walking sticks, tarantulas and praying mantids. Visitors also can see newly emerged praying mantids.

Attendees can test out Lizard Island, a new ecological video game being developed by Budding Biologist, an educational publishing company owned by Kristine Callis-Duehl, a postdoctoral associate at UCD. This game is loosely based on ecological research being conducted by Louie Yang, assistant professor in the department of entomology and nematology. Walter Hsiao, the video game developer, will be on hand to answer questions.

The Bohart Museum houses nearly 8 million specimens. It hosts weekend open houses throughout the academic year to supplement its regular hours, which are 9 a.m. to noon and 1 to 5 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays.

For more information, email Tabatha Yang at [email protected].

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