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Insect Zoo

Department of Entomology

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The Insect Zoo will not be offering programs from September 14th to October 4th. Ginny will be taking a 12 week maternity leave December 8th 2014 to March 9th 2015. During this time there will be no regular programming offered Monday-Friday during the day. We will still offer displays and programs during the weekends and evenings. Response time will be slower during this period of time. Please submit your requests well in advance. Regular programming will resume March 23rd 2015.

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We can accommodate up to 30 participants for a hands-on presentation, no limit for display only
Required for those programs not held on the ISU Campus, otherwise please state N/A.
Have your students/participants been studying insects? Please explain.
Driving directions and any special parking or loading instructions.
Contact/Billing
e.g. school, nature center, etc.
If same as Contact and Physical Address enter SAME, required otherwise
ENSURING QUALITY EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMMING:
The ISU Insect Zoo is a hands-on experience brought to your classroom or venue with the intent of providing core educational programming regardless of age level of participants. To ensure an optimum learning environment, please read and follow ALL guidelines regarding grouping, supervision, and space requirements.

ADULT HELPERS / SUPERVISION
Please have willing and able adult helpers available for each class, especially for younger ages.

Traditional Classroom Settings (sit-down, hands-on programming):
1-2 classroom settings should achieve a ratio of 1 adult per 5 students
3rd grade and older classrooms should have 2 willing adult supervisors

Non-traditional classroom settings (sit-down, hands-on programming)
In addition to traditional classroom requirements:
A parent or adult should accompany children age 3 or 4 NO CHILD SHALL BE LEFT UNATTENDED for presenter to "watch"

GROUPING AND SPACE REQUIREMENTS
The chosen space should have enough tables and chairs to accommodate the participants being arranged in four groups (no more than 30 participants). It is preferred that groups work off of tables. Please have the groups and tables arranged ahead of time.

NAMETAGS
Nametags on each participant (written legibly) are helpful to the presenter. This allows each student to be actively engaged. Using simple labels or even tape will get the job done.

MULTIPLE PROGRAMS
If the Insect Zoo will be presenting multiple programs within one location, please arrange for all of the sessions to take place in a common space, which will allow for participants to travel rather than the Insect Zoo. This can be a library, common room, extra classroom, etc.

DISPLAY PROGRAMS
Please have 4 or 5 conference tables available. Tables should be set up win a fashion that allows a natural flow of patrons. Typically a "straight-line" configuration is best, but a "U" is also suitable. Either way, the display should not be accessible on all sides; at least one side should be against a wall, which will allow the presenters to work with the patrons unobstructed. Patron seating may be formal (chairs) or informal.

If an educational talk has been agreed upon (hybrid program), please have a portable microphone available if the number of patrons or space require such.

Please have table placement, room configuration, and patron seating arranged in advance.