- Author: Kathy Keatley Garvey
The UC Davis Department of Entomology and Nematology will be participating Thursday, April 27 in the annual “Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work” (TODS) Day.
The Bohart Museum of Entomology in Room 1124 of the Academic Surge Building on Crocker Lane will participate from 1 to 5 p.m., while the Häagen-Dazs Honey Bee Haven on Bee Biology Road will cater to the visitors from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Youths touring the Bohart Museum will see insect specimens and the live “petting zoo” of Madagascar hissing cockroaches, walking sticks and tarantulas. The craft activity will be making buttons, said Tabatha Yang, education and outreach coordinator. The museum director is Lynn Kimsey, professor of entomology.
At the Häagen-Dazs Honey Bee Haven, a half-acre pollinator and demonstration garden, visitors can view the some 200 plant species; check out the bee observation hive from the Harry H. Laidlaw Jr. Honey Bee Research Facility; and participate in "catch and release" bee observation. “We also have microscopes for close-up bee viewing,” said manager Christine Casey. Faculty director of the garden is Elina Niño.
TODS is billed as “an annual national celebration of employers hosting children at their workplace.” Designed to be more than a career day, TODS not only exposes youths to what their parents do at work, but may provide an incentive to attend college and envision their future.
Per the rules, all attendees must register on the TODS page by April 26. Some activities require specific enrollment due to an enrollment cap. Within this page you can also register for those specific activities requiring specific event enrollment due to an enrollment cap. Check out some of the videos from the 2016 TODS:/span>