Most of the material available in books or online is directed at older audiences. Kids mostly view insects as gross with a certain amount of fear factor around them.
Let's break this stereotype and make kids excited about insects.
A Smithsonian Institute article estimates that there are "10 quintillion (10,000,000,000,000,000,000 or a billion billion) insects at any time." Another estimate claims that the world holds 300 pounds of insects for every pound of humans.
Then why save insects.
Because, of the 900,000 known species of insects (80% of all animal species) some like the Simandoa cave roach, extinct in the wild, were so unique that they were found in a single cave system in Africa which was destroyed for mining. Similarly, the Palos Verdes blue is an endangered butterfly found only in the Palos Verdes Peninsula of Los Angeles making it one of the world's rarest butterflies.
Our goal is to show case importance of insects in the food cycle, highlight at-risk population from loss of habitat and share the effects from global warming on local insect population.
We are not looking for fund raising or donations. Let's partner to make the world around us a better place.
Whether you help through partnering with our organization, volunteering your time, or spreading our mission through word-of-mouth, thank you. We couldn't accomplish our goals without the help of supporters like you.