UGA Insect Zoo

first_imgThe University of Georgia Bug Dawgs of the UGA Entomology Department are hosting the 28th Annual Insect Zoo Open House on Friday, April 5 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the campus in Athens.The event is open to the public and will be held on D.W. Brooks Drive in front of the UGA Miller Plant Science building.The Insect Zoo will feature several activities including a photo booth, live bug exhibits, roach races, a butterfly release and more. Face painting, insect painting and other arts and crafts are scheduled for children. In addition, there will be a lottery with several prizes including Beats headphones, a UGA football signed by the team, downtown Athens gift cards and more. Daring visitors to the event can try snacks made from insects. “The Insect Zoo’s hands-on approach to learning makes this 28th annual community open house very exciting, as it offers an interactive and engaging experience for visitors. The Insect Zoo hopes to teach people to appreciate insects and understand their importance in our lives,” said Marianne Shockley Cruz, a UGA entomologist.Part of the UGA Department of Entomology, UGA Bug Dawgs, strives to educate the local community and spread awareness of entomology-related topics, causes and issues. The UGA Insect Zoo brings living insects, centipedes, millipedes, scorpions and spiders, as well as museum specimens from Georgia and other parts of the world, to schools, libraries, organizations or community centers for interactive display.For more information, email [email protected]last_img read more

IPL X: 357 players in the ring; Pune drops MSD as skipper

first_img2/2 ipl-10 February 19, 2017 SHARE SHARE EMAIL DHONIRPS IPL 2017 RELATED cricket ipl-10 null COMMENT × DHONIRPS IPL 2017 Auction: Pune nets Ben Stokes for Rs 14.5 cr; RCB picks up Mills for Rs 12 cr Published on 1/2 DHONIRPS Replacing former Indian captain MS Dhoni as the skipper of the Rising Pune Supergiants is expected to cast a long shadow on the 2017 season of IPL auction which begins in Bengaluru on Monday.The Pune team management in a sudden turn of events on Sunday announced the appointment of Steve Smith, the captain of the touring Australian side, as the new skipper. Dhoni has been the captain of all the nine seasons of IPL since the tournament began in 2008.Under his leadership, Chennai SuperKings won the IPL tournament twice (2010 and 2011) and the Champions’ League T20 trophy in 2010 and 2014. The auction which will be held in a five-star city hotel from 9 a.m. on Monday will see a total of 357 players including 130 overseas players going under the hammer. The pool comprises 62 batsmen, 117 bowlers, 148 all rounders and 30 wicket keepers, according to the IPL website. The IPL tournament will begin on April 5.A total of 227 uncapped players are expected to make their debut this season including five players from Afghanistan, another first for the new season.The most expensive player during the 2016 auction, the uncapped Pawan Negi who was bought for ₹8.5 crore, however, finds himself out in the cold this time as his team, Delhi Daredevils, has released him into the general pool.Seven marquee players — Ben Stokes, Eoin Morgan, Angelo Mathews, Patrick Cummins, Mitchell Johnson, Ishant Sharma and Chris Woakes — have the highest reserve price of ₹2 crore whereas 15 players fall under the reserve price of ₹1-1.5 crore, the official website of IPL said.The Sunrisers Hyderabad, which won the IPL in 2016, has retained the core of its squad while Rising Pune Supergiants has released the maximum number of players among all the IPL franchises. The Pune team finished second last in last year’s edition.Gujarat too has retained the core of its squad though it released seven Indian players. Kings XI has released only four players, the fewest by any team while retaining 19. Kolkata Knight Riders which has won the IPL twice has released six out of the 10 overseas players in its squad.Mumbai and RCB have also retained several players ahead of the 2017 player auction. Delhi too has retained the bulk of its team. RCB has released 10 players but still has 20 on its list, according to ESPN Cricinfo. ipl-10 COMMENTS SHARElast_img read more