Mark your calendars! The 2023 Wisconsin Insect Fest event is being planned as a one-day afternoon/evening event on Saturday August 19th, 2023 at the Upham Woods Outdoor Learning Center near the Wisconsin Dells. Watch this space or the WIF page for more event details to come.
Upham Woods is a 300+ acre UW/Extension-affiliated property along the Wisconsin River. UW-Entomology will have the conference center reserved at Upham Woods, which offers us two classrooms for activities and a kitchen area. Not only is Wisconsin Insect Fest a fun way to provide entomology-related outreach, but it can also serve as a community-building event for the department. This year’s closer location will make it easier to get to from Madison as Upham Woods is only about an hour from campus. The later date (late August instead of July) was chosen so that many students will be back in the Madison area. Wisconsin Insect Fest can serve as a great kick-off event for the department before the semester begins.
Stay tuned for upcoming announcements about planning for Wisconsin Insect Fest and recruiting participants and activity leaders. If you have any questions about Wisconsin Insect Fest, feel free to send PJ an email (email@example.com) or drop by the Insect Diagnostic Lab to chat!This article was posted in Events, News and tagged Wisconsin Insect Fest.