How to Begin Your Entomology Project

How to Begin Your Entomology Project

If a 4-H club is already organized in your community, meet with the club and take a few minutes to explain the entomology project. Or you could meet with other assembled youths such as Boy or Girl Scouts, school classes, church-affiliated groups, etc. Make a list of those who indicate an interest in studying entomol- ogy and plan an entomology meeting.

Parents of interested members could be invited to the first meeting so they will understand what is being planned and the objectives of the program. At the beginning of the first meeting:

  1. Explain and discuss objectives with members and parents.
  2. Explain what members can do in entomology.
  3. Give each 4-H'er a member's manual and discuss its use.
  4. Tell members to take the manual home and look through it for content. Notice there are minimum requirements for completing each project unit.
  5. Explain what materials and equipment are needed in the project. Some, like pins, need to be purchased, but most other equipment can be made.
  6. Set time and place for next meeting.