22nd March 2000

 

INSECT LIFE EXPLORED BY HULL CHILDREN

 

University students have been out and about in Hull helping local youngsters discover the wonder of insects as part of National Science Week.

 

In co-ordination with the British Dragonfly Society, the day of activities at Hull Central Library was run by 14 students on the Environmental Studies degree programme at the University of Lincolnshire & Humberside.

 

Fifty children between the ages of five and 11 took part in the event which included looking at dragonflies, the pondlife they feed on and making dragonfly face masks. The students also showed the children how to make a ‘Life Cycle Twirler’ which illustrates the various stages in a dragonfly’s development.

 

“It was a very successful day and the students even managed to compete with ‘Tarzan’ being shown at the nearby film theatre,” said Dr Dorothy Gennard from the university’s Department of Biological and Food Science.

 

The event was part of a series of talks and activities on discovering insects at the library this week.

 

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