The City of Riverside Community and Economic Development Department’s Arts and Cultural Affairs Division and the UC Riverside Entomology Graduate Student Association will host the 6th Annual Riverside Insect Fair to give the community the opportunity to learn how insects impact our lives. With more than 50 booths, interactive butterfly tent, your curiosities will be met and your questions can be answered by subject experts! The event will also feature crafts and learning tools, books and jewelry, and experts to ask those pesky questions about the creepy crawly critters found around us.
Founded in 2015 by the UCR Entomology Graduate Student Association and the Riverside Metropolitan Museum, the Annual Riverside Insect Fair is a free, family-friendly event that aims to bring science into your hands and hearts! The goals are to share and promote current research being done in the UC Riverside Entomology department, and to bring STEM and science education to the Riverside community. With over 15,000 visitors in 2018 and over 12,000 in 2019, the event is currently the second largest insect fair in the Inland Empire! With help from City of Riverside, the UCR Entomology Graduate Student Association is able to support tables for dozens of vendors and local businesses in addition to their own lab-oriented research booths at this all-day event, located in beautiful downtown Riverside. Come and learn how fascinating insects are, why entomology is important, and how you too can become involved in science!
View last year's coverage on Inside UCR:
Covered with critters Derrick Chevalier & Mary Winner interview UC Riverside Graduate Student Kelsey Schall for a CCN Sunrise segment featuring insects who will be at the 3rd Annual Riverside Insect Fair.