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Not So Different: using bugs to fight apathy and inspire empathy

(11am CT, 10am MT, 9am PT)

Join The Bug Chicks as they talk about their work using arthropods to engage people in nature. Creating a pathway from fear to fascination, these entomologists help organizations, schools and individuals build capacity and resilience – to take on the challenges of education, conservation and stewardship. Come for the talk, stay for the tarantula.


Portrait of Kristie Reddick and Jessica Honaker together

The Bug Chicks

Kristie Reddick and Jessica Honaker are The Bug Chicks – entomologists, educators and scicomm professionals who work at the intersection of STEM and social-emotional learning. They teach about the incredible world of arthropods and specialize in using these incredible animals as a vehicle to help people foster empathy for themselves, others and the natural world. They are the creators and developers of the DIFFERENT: STEM + SEL curriculum, an award-winning, evidence-based program aimed at creating a positive mindset shift in students. They received their Master’s degrees from Texas A&M University. Kristie’s research focused on the biodiversity and biology of solifuge arachnids and Jessica’s work focused on the effects of blackmargined aphids in agroecosystems.