John Cambridge holding insects

Be an Entomologist!

April 28, 2019 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Wyck Historic House, Garden, and Farm
6026 Germantown Avenue
PA 19144
Tess Frydman, Director of Interpretation and Public Outreach

Science Festival logoPresenting Partners: Wyck Historic House,  Philadelphia Insectarium & Butterfly Pavilion

John Cambridge holding insects
Dr. John Cambridge

Insects come in all shapes and sizes! Join John Cambridge, from the Philadelphia Insectarium and Butterfly Pavilion, as he discusses his job as an entomologist and meet some of his favorite insects. Guests will also have the opportunity to identify insects as they explore Wyck’s garden and farm.  Drop in anytime between 12 and 3!  Wyck is also featuring an introduction to 3D printing – see details below.


Dr. John Cambridge is a local entrepreneur and the CEO of the Philadelphia Insectarium and Butterfly Pavilion. John received both his PhD in entomology and masters in public health from Rutgers University.  John has a passion for community organizing and has won several awards for his work with educational public outreach. During his free time he works with Operation Monarch, a non-profit he co-founded with other Philadelphia business owners.



An opportunity to learn about 3D printing!

3D printer at work
3D printer in action!

3D printing is a fascinating technology that combines interests in artistic design, 3D modeling, engineering, mechanics, and computing, and is becoming more accessible every year.  Ben Carlson will have his 3D printer on hand at Wyck to show off the process of additive manufacturing in person.  Drop in and out to:

  • watch an insect-inspired 3D print occur over the course of a couple of hours.
  • learn about the software available to create and slice 3D models to be printed.
  • ask questions about the process.

    Ben Carlson photo
    Ben Carlson

Ben Carlson is the Emerging Technologies Librarian at the Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law, where he teaches legal research and manages digital content for the law school. In addition to 3D printing, his interests include: photography, video production, computer programming, and general gadgetry.

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