FAMU hosts Insect Science Open House

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By: Symone Davis
April 19, 2017

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WCTV) -- Middle and high school students paid a visit to FAMU on Wednesday, to get up close and personal with creepy crawlers.

The display of bees, beetles and roaches was a part of FAMU's Insect Science Open House.

The entomology department invited local students to learn how insects play a key role in the environment and agriculture.

"The different dangers of insects or how it can give you different diseases and how to be prepared against them," said high schooler Emma Smith.

"I thought that all insects that came into farms are bad. But they actually eat the bugs that eat plants and they're actually helpful," said middle schooler Jarret Johnson.

The college staff hopes the workshop will encourage more students to pursue careers in the entomology.

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