Insect Week returns in 2022
PRESS RELEASE 20 June 2021
Insect Week is here!
Insect Week 2021 launched today, encouraging everyone to discover the insects in their gardens, parks, and green spaces – to take photos, create art, identify species and celebrate the insects all around us.
The week was launched by Professor Helen Roy MBE, president of the Royal Entomological Society. She encouraged people of all ages “to become an entomologist and discover something new about the little things that run the world. The Insect Week website has virtual events, safe meet-ups, videos, competitions, and much more. So many wonderful opportunities to explore the fascinating world of insects.”
Insect Week is a unique initiative to promote awareness of insects and their importance around the world. It is organised by the Royal Entomological Society each year, supported by thousands of people and partner organisations.
Anyone can get involved by visiting www.insectweek.co.uk, to enjoy insects from home or outdoors.
there are so many wonderful opportunities to understand and enjoy insects safely during National Insect Week. Visit the website, Twitter and Facebook to get involved – www.nationalinsectweek.co.uk
Four things to look out for during Insect Week 2021:
1) Launch day online on Monday 21 June - on the website, YouTube Channel and social media:
2) Virtual and outdoor events – meet entomologists and celebrate insects www.insectweek.co.uk/events
3) Learning Resources - Large database of resources for all ages and experiences
4) Insect Photography Competition returns - Opens for entries until 31st October. Previous competitions have attracted some stunning entries from around the world www.insectweek.co.uk/photography
NOTES TO EDITOR
For images, interviews and information contact Luke Tilley [email protected]
Launch video - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P5TZTjBCVFA
Insect Week is an annual campaign organised by the Royal Entomological Society to encourage people of all ages to learn more about insects. It is supported by a large number of partner organisations across the UK with interests in the science, natural history and conservation of insects. Find out more at www.insectweek.co.uk / #InsectWeek21
Royal Entomological Society
The Royal Entomological Society is a UK based charity and scientific society dedicated to entomology, the study of insects. The Society connects entomologists from around the world to improve and communicate insect science through conferences, public events and campaigns. It has been publishing scientific journals, books and identification guides since 1833.
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