Dr. Bill Lamp recently visited two Maryland preschools – Creative Learning Center (Olney, MD) and East Columbia Preschool (Columbia, MD) – to share with the children the wonderful diversity of form and function in insects. Dr. Lamp brought with him grubs to illustrate complete metamorphosis in beetles, along with hissing cockroaches and many other species from the UMD Entomology Insect Zoo. The live critters in particular were a big hit with the kids!
Dr. Lamp’s passion for sharing the natural world with younger generations is clear. In addition to visiting local preschools, Dr. Lamp has also consulted on four children’s books for National Geographic Kids: