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Gillette Entomology Club

Event/Activity Description

The Gillette Entomology Club serves to provide open avenues for interdisciplinary communication, education, and enthusiasm among all people interested in insects and their relatives.  The Club hopes to open windows into the fascinating world of arthropods through monthly meetings, poster presentations, community outreach,  and guest seminar speakers. The GEC enjoys dissecting information on entomological issues such as natural history, insect ecology, insect behavior, conservation biology, and insect pest management.  Club membership is diverse.  Faculty, undergraduate, and graduate members represent many backgrounds including forestry, plant pathology, weed science, fisheries and wildlife biology, biology, zoology, entomology, microbiology, liberal arts, and several other disciplines.

  • Members present entomological information to schools and other groups using puppet shows, insects from our insect museum and zoo, which are located in the Plant Sciences Building.  If you are in the northern Colorado area, and have an interest in using any of these activities for a K-12 setting, please email us at
  • We participate in Ag Day (College of Agriculture) and other pre-game events at Hughes Stadium each fall by holding cockroach races.  This is an extremely popular event that always seems to attract the most press attention during Ag Days.  This is an interactive and very fun way to promote our organization and to educate the public.  Club members also enjoy distinction in the Fort Collins community through our enthusiastic participation in the annual CSU Homecoming parade.  Participation has earned the Club several awards over the years for fun and creative float entries and the ever-popular Sweep Net Drill Team.
  • Each year, the GEC sponsors noted speakers to visit CSU.  The seminars presented by each speaker cover a wide variety of entomological topics.  It is also a unique opportunity for students to meet and interact with notable people, where often such contact is limited to conferences held outside of Colorado.

Contact Info

The College of Agricultural Sciences
Department of Bioagricultural Sciences and Pest Management

Secretary of the Club: