Please Join us for Cal Day!
Bring live and "not so live" insects to the Bug Doctor for identification at Cal Day 2015.
Date: TBD in 2015
Location: UC Berkeley Campus, Wellman Hall
is a campus-wide open house event held in mid-April.
Members from the UPMC team participate in the “Bug Doctor”
booth, and will identify and provide information on any insect brought in for
examination. It’s a fun filled day and through the years hundreds of
people have stopped by with insect samples or just to chat about bugs.
Entomologists of all ages are invited to participate!
Future entomologists identify termites while wearing insect balloon hats.
Earn a prize for correctly identifying insects!
Bug Races at an elementary school.
Vernard with a Bug Race winner.
K-12 Classroom Training
Every year, UPMC team members participate in many K-12 student events including Academic Talent Development Program (ATDP)
with the School of Education at UC Berkeley, and Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP) with
Kaiser Permanente in Oakland, CA. UPMC team members also travel to many schools within the state to
present on a wide variety of insect related themes. If you are interested in having us present at your
school, please contact
for scheduling. Activities that generate the most excitement include bug races
and handling live insects! We can also plan activities specific to
your class. These training events illustrate our commitment to
science education, public outreach, diversity, and the love of insects.
UPMC has developed a number of fun activities with insects for K-12 students. Some of which include raising mealworms, creating an insect
collection, and having your own bug races. Also, check out the
page for an extensive insect photo collection.