Dragonflies prey on mosquitoes, which is one example of how insects benefit humans. People can learn more about insects and how they help us at the Missouri Department of Conservation's Insect-O-Rama event Aug. 17 at the Springfield Conservation Nature Center.

Have fun with insects at MDC's Insect-O-Rama on Aug. 17

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Aug 10, 2018

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – Have fun learning about insects at the Missouri Department of Conservation’s (MDC) free Insect-O-Rama program from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 17 at the Springfield Conservation Nature Center, 4601 South Nature Center Way. Local insect experts will join MDC staff to provide an evening of insect information and fun activities that will help people learn about these fascinating creatures. Events will take place inside and outside the Nature Center in the form of displays, crafts, games and exhibits featuring live insects.

Insects provide a number of benefits to humans in the way of pollination and pest control. Learning more about the insects around us is a good way to develop an appreciation for the benefits they provide and also to eliminate the problems caused by some species.

No registration is required for this free program. Individuals can come any time during the Insect-O-Rama event, which is open to all ages. For more information, call 417-888-4237.

Learn more about Missouri insects through MDC's online Field Guide at https://nature.mdc.mo.gov/discover-nature/field-guide/search

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