Escambia County 4-H Wins 2023 State 4-H Insectathon State Championship

March 12, 2023

Several Escambia County 4-H teams placed in the Florida 4-H State Insectathon Contest at the University of Florida, including a state championship team.

The contest at the UF Department of Entomology and Nematology consisted of insect identification, insect damage identification, a special topic quiz about the Asian citrus psyllid, and insect collection judging.

Escambia County 4-H teams that placed were as follows:

Junior Team 1 – second place
Junior Team 2 – third place
Intermediate Team 1; first place, state champions
Intermediate Team 2 – second place
Senior Team 1 – second place
Senior Team 2 – third place

During the project, Escambia County 4-H members developed life skills through activities related to insects and entomology. 4-H members in the project learned life skills such as effective decision-making, critical thinking, goal setting, and teamwork.

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2 Responses to “Escambia County 4-H Wins 2023 State 4-H Insectathon State Championship”

  1. D. Flowers on March 12th, 2023 2:36 pm

    Well done! Congratulations to all.

  2. Anne on March 12th, 2023 8:19 am

    AWESOME….Congratulations to Each and ALL of You.
    Super Achievement and so Very Important in control of insects.
    Thank You….Looking forward to the day y’all find a Love Bug repellant for our vehicles, and no-seeums.

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