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Science center, Orkin partners in ‘pestology’

Arizona Science Center in downtown Phoenix has formed an alliance with Orkin, pest control provider, on communications and insect-infused education initiatives that will run through September this year.

The science center and Orkin will provide education about insects and the vital role they play in the environment, in addition to hosting special events such as Summer Pestology and Creature Feature Film Series.

“People are disgusted and riveted by bugs all at the same time,” said Chevy Humphrey, Arizona Science Center president and CEO. “Summer Pestology activities will educate and entertain visitors of all ages—answering questions about spiders and insects that they never knew they had.”

Aware that asking questions is at the heart of science, this partnership will tap into people’s natural fascination with the six- and eight-legged creatures that surround us every day. More specifically, Summer Pestology will capitalize on the entomology experts at Orkin through bug hunts, Arizona Science Center camp programming, themed days at the Center, lectures and more.

Additionally, Arizona Science Center will host the Creature Feature Film Series in the Irene P. Flinn IMAX Theater, which will include films like “Bee Movie,” “A Bug’s Life,” “Arachnophobia” and “The Fly.” For a full list of related events and programs, including a special “Summer Pestology Weekend” set for June 8-9, visit www.azscience.org and click on the “Summer Pestology” banner in the scrolling slideshow at the top of the page, or call 602-716-2000.

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