Episode 56: Why Would You Want to Eat a Cricket?

Meet the Expert:  Devan George, Entomologist (aka bug scientist) 

Entomologist Devan George

 

Devan  graduated from University of Delaware with a M.S. in Entomology. She grew up in Honesdale, PA, attending Honesdale High School and frequenting programs at Lacawac Sanctuary. While getting her B.S. in Environmental Conservation and Sustainability from the University of New Hampshire, she spent time volunteering at Lacawac. Prior to beginning work at Lacawac, Devan has worked for the United States Department of Agriculture, Dow AgroScience, Cornell University, and Camp Wiyaka, as their nature director. Environmental education is a lifelong passion, she always made time for sharing what she was working on and the things that she learned with the communities she lived in.

Presently, Devan works for the Pike County Conservation District and  The Lackawaxen River Conservancy, where she focuses on engaging the community in protection and preservation of the  wildlife, watershed and natural beauty of the enviroments around these areas.

 

In the field inspecting some caddisflies to determine water quality of a stream.

In the field inspecting some caddisflies to determine water quality of a stream

 Being interviewed about entomophagy on a radio station, where I brought mealworm avocado toast for the host.

Being interviewed about entomophagy on a radio station, where I brought mealworm avocado toast for the host.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Challenge

Learn more about crickets. Draw one and make sure it you include what it eats.

With your parent’s permission, consider trying a cricket of your own. Check out Entomo Farms and order a cricket for lunch… yours!

Send us a picture of our poster or share with us on our Twitter ,  Instagram  or Facebook page and you’ll automatically be entered to win a copy of the book below!

 

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Backyard Bug Book for Kids book cover

 

Book giveaway with this episode!

The Backyard Bug Book for Kids: Storybook, Insect Facts, and Activities by Lauren Davidson

 

 

 

 

 

 

Book List: 

Chirping Crickets (Let’s-Read-and-Find-Out Science, Stage 2) by Melvin Berger (Author), Megan Lloyd (Illustrator)

The Weird and Wonderful World of Bugs: A Book About Beetles, Butterflies, and Other Fascinating Insects by Rea Manderino PhD

Cricket in the Thicket: Poems about Bugs by Carol Murray (Author), Melissa Sweet (Illustrator)

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