Debugging Misconceptions about Arthropods

DOUG GOLICK Associate Professor, Department of Entomology, University of Nebraska–Lincoln Author
06/08/2023 Added
13 Plays


The United States public has profound misconceptions about insects and terrestrial arthropods. These misconceptions are often learned at an early age and may be linked to poor practices like the overuse of pesticides and unnecessary fear and disgust of insects. Golick will share some of his lab’s research on arthropod misconceptions and share teaching and interventions that have been developed to improve knowledge and conservation practices about insects. He will also share how you can scale up learners’ understanding of larger complex issues through “tiny” misunderstandings about arthropods.

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