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Canisius senior Jacquie Sagasta and junior Kelly Roberts and I are asking kids this very question. We want to know, does the type of knowledge kids get about insects change their attitudes towards the insects themselves and/or insect conservation?Also, does this differ for kids in urban versus suburban schools? To answer these questions, we’ve created a survey that we administer before and after a lesson on insects. The lessons we give 4-5th grade classes are either on general insect ecology or focus on insect ecosystem services and conservation. If you are a 4-5th grade teacher and would like to participate in this research, please email me! It is a lot of fun. The next step is to see what adults think!