27 October 2011

Today we're testing the effects of the enzyme bromelin in Jello setting. Here, Codey, Chayden, and Brandon set up their experiment.

21 October 2011

Fwd: Insectapalooza: The good, the bad, and the bugly coming up!

Insectapalooza: The good, the bad, and the bugly coming up!

Insects – from the good to the bad to the bugly – will be on display at Cornell University during the 8th annual Insectapalooza Insect Fair on Saturday, Oct. 29 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Comstock Hall on the Cornell University campus.  The cost of entry is less than a cup of coffee: $1 per person.

Insectapalooza is an interactive, hands-on experience that features hundreds of live insects, spiders, and other fascinating arthropods.  This year there are many new exhibits and popular favorites like the live Butterfly room, Arthropod Zoo, and Pollination room.  Insectapalooza is fun and educational for children, teens, and adults of all ages.

The annual, one-day insect fair is hosted by the Department of Entomology at Cornell. "The Good, The Bad, and the Bugly" theme reflects the countless ways that insects interact with people and impact our lives — for better or for worse.

I have attached a poster for your use.  We have plenty of parking for cars and buses.

For more information see:  insectapalooza.ento.cornell.edu

We hope to see you there!

Dr. Linda S. Rayor
Department of Entomology
Cornell University
Ithaca, NY 14853

607 255-8406 (O)
607 255-9392 (L)

Filming the 2nd Monster Bug Wars Series now - google to see episodes Remember Insectapalooza on 29 October, 9 to 3pm

18 October 2011

Members of Food, Land, and You work up 2 beds for the fall garlic planting in the GCS garden. Winter is fast approaching as we say goodbye to another growing season.

05 October 2011

We're currently studying Carbohydrates in class. Here we are testing for the presence of simple sugars by introducing Benedict's Solution to 3 unknown solutions. If there is a color change, we know that a monosaccharide is present.