file:///Y|/Newsletters/Wildside/WildSide%207-11-13.htm[7/15/2013 8:22:41 AM]
From: Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation [firstname.lastname@example.org] on
behalf of Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation [email@example.com]
Sent: Thursday, July 11, 2013 3:53 PM
Subject: WildSide: A look on the Dry Side
Dear Wildlife Enthusiasts,
Recently, Darrin Hill, co-producer of Outdoor Oklahoma, and I got to experience the Insect
Adventure camp. Insect Adventure is an educational outreach program through Oklahoma State
University's Cooperative Extension Service.
"We are unique in Oklahoma, in that
we are a live, hands-on, petting zoo,"
said Andrine Shurfan, program
coordinator. "We are a nonprofit,
government organization and give
about 250 individual presentations a
year. This allows us to get in contact
with about 3,000 Oklahomans
Insect Adventure promotes science
literacy throughout Oklahoma through
hands-on experiences with insects.
Insects are the largest group of
animals on the planet. They have the
most impact on humans' day-to-day
life, as well as the functioning systems
of the planet.
"If you took bugs off the planet, it would
take mere months before the
functioning systems of the planet