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entomology project information

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How can you showcase what you learned?

Create an exhibit that shows the public what you learned in the entomology project this year! Cloverbuds can show-off any activity they complete that’s part of the Mini Bug Manual. Classic 4-H members can showcase an insect collection and/or poster; and youth in grades 9-12 are also eligible to do an independent study of their choice and exhibit it as a poster.

What are the guidelines for showcasing/ exhibiting your project at the fair?
exhibit guidelines:
  • Cloverbud 4-H members: Exhibit any and as many of the activities that you complete from Purdue’s Mini Bugs Manual 
  • Classic 4-H members: Note: The exhibit guidelines reference certain forms that you must include in your exhibit. Those forms are available for download at Indiana 4-H’s Entomology webpage under the heading “Forms.” 


  • Cloverbud 4-H members--no scorecard
  • Classic 4-H members (includes grades 9-12 independent study)

Note: A reference list must be included with your poster.

How can you learn more about this project? (e.g., manuals, workshops)

You can learn about entomology by doing one of the activity guides below, based on your grade level:


See the Indiana 4-H’s Entomology webpage, which includes links for how to preserve insects, insect flash cards, how to purchase insect boxes, and more!

Entomology can now be completed by years of experience in the project and not grade level in school.  Even if you are an older 4-H member, you can start the project at the beginner level depending on your experience in Entomology.