TRAVELING ARTHROPOD SHOW
Is your class or group fascinated
by hairy spiders and many-legged millipedes? The Colorado Plateau Museum of
Arthropod Biodiversity will bring its Traveling Arthropod Show to your K-12
classroom, community event, or group. Because hands-on learning is what the
Traveling Arthropod Show is all about, the program features a wide range of
live and preserved specimens. Presentations focus on the biology, ecology, and
natural history of various native and nonnative arthropod species.
If your participants are
interested in a more complete experience, your class or groups may want to
enjoy the show at the Colorado Plateau Museum of Arthropod Biodiversity on
NAU’s campus. The museum houses a wider variety of arthropods than can be
What is an arthropod?
Arthropods include all insects,
spiders, scorpions, centipedes and millipedes, crustaceans, and other
invertebrates with an exoskeleton (external skeleton), a segmented body, and jointed
appendages. Arthropods are the most abundant and diverse organisms on the planet,
making up some 80% of all of the animal species that have been described.
Insects and spiders are the
primary arthropods that live on the land and can be found on every continent.
Where humans are concerned, arthropods serve an important role in the food
supply as pollinators of crops.
Schedule a show
typically takes about an hour. If the show is conducted in Flagstaff, a fee of $60
is requested to cover expenses. If you would like to schedule a show outside of
Flagstaff, the requested fee is $100 in addition to a mileage charge of
To schedule the
Traveling Arthropod Show for your class or group, please contact Neil Cobb at (928)
523-5528 at least 2 weeks in advance.