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The 4-H State Insectathon Event provides 4-H youth with opportunities to demonstrate their knowledge of the entomology world.

This event is opened to Juniors, Intermediates and Seniors. Each county may send up to two teams plus two individuals in each 4-H age level to compete in the state event. A total of 30 youth may represent each county. Teams consist of 3-4 members. Cloverbuds may participate in the art contest. 

Photo of youth holding a scorpion

All levels will compete in the same four sections of the contest but each age division will have different sets of study materials. Where possible, contest materials will be tailored to fit each age division.

Key Questions Information
Who 4-H members - Juniors, Intermediate and Seniors
Cloverbuds may participate in the Insectathon Art Contest
When February 3, 2024 | Check-in: 8:30AM EST | Event Begins: 9:00AM EST | Event Ends: 2:00PM EST
Where UF Entomology Steinmetz Hall, 1881 Natural Area Dr. Gainesville, FL 32608
Event Check In starts at 8:30 am
Contest starts at 9:00am
Awards at 1:00pm
Cost $10 per person. No charge for Cloverbuds participating in the Art Contest
Registration Registration opens in 4-H Online December 1, 2023 and closes January 26, 2024
Contact Program Content | Dr. Rebecca Baldwin,
Registration | Courtney Quirie, 

Please bring a picnic to enjoy at the Natural Area Teaching Lab picnic area and hiking trails. The Florida Museum of Natural History (free) and the Butterfly Rainforest (admission cost) are also within walking distance. 


  • Insect Art Contest
  • Entomology ID & Skillathon Contest

Entomology ID & Skillathon Contest Stations


Dr. Rebecca Baldwin