Slide shows, interactive presentations & insect hunt for anyone: from children as young as 6, primary and high school kids, all the way up to university students, adults and pensioners.

Please contact Marlies Craig to book an event or lecture. Fees negotiable.


Coming up next:


Past events:


Insects – our life support

Presentation at Bird Life Port Natal, Westville, 9 October 2019.

Meet some live insects

Interactive presentation at the Children and Youth Festival, Edgewood Campus, UKZN, April 2019.

Are Insects Good or Bad?

Presentation at The Rotary Club of Westville, 9 July 2018.

Why insects must live

Presentation at Palmiet Nature Reserve group’s AGM, Frank Farrer hall, 8 June 2018.

Are Insects Good or Bad?

Educational event for grade 9, 10 and 11 school children, at the Environmental Sustainable Action and Community Development Conference, 6 April 2018.

Why insect must live

Presentation to Westville Conservancy AGM, 24 March 2018.

Springtime insect shoot

Hunting insects and practicing insect photography with Hillcrest Camera Club, 29 October 2017.

Biodiversity and insects

Presentation and insect hunt, grade 11 Biodiversity group, at Bonela Secondary School, 28 October 2017.

Half Earth Day

Celebrating the first Half Earth Day ever by talking to the grade 6 at Hundred Acres School about insects and the environment, 23 October 2017.

Learning nature with insects

Open weekend at Hillcrest Conservancy, 14-15 October 2017.

Outdoor classroom day

Participating in Outdoor Classroom Day with grade 10: presentation followed by an insect hunt in the school ground, Wiggins High School, Cato Manor, 12 October 2017.

Insects and aliens

Presentation at Westville Conservancy / WESSA meeting, 8 October 2017.

Biodiversity and ecology, focus on insects

Lecture at UKZN School of Education for 300-400 trainee teachers, 30 August 2017

STEM Program at the American Corner

Insects at work

Educational event with high school children, 12 August 2017.

Insects in the food web

Presentation at Hillcrest Conservancy Annual General Meeting, 4 August 2017.

Insects and aliens

Presentation at the Illovo Wagtail Conservation Festival, 22 July 2017.

Insect photography

Presentation at Hillcrest Camera Club, 6 June 2017.

Insects and the environment

Lecture to commemorate Earth Day, hosted by the University of KwaZulu-Natal Science and Technology Education cluster together with the Edgewood Environmental Forum, 21 April 2017.

Long live insects!

Educational event with primary school children from Hundred Acres School, at Paradise Valley, 17 April 2017

Insects in the food web

Presentation at BirdLife KZN Forum Meeting, Howick, March 2017.

Insects are everywhere! …or are they?

Educational event for Botanical Society of SA, Durban Botanic Gardens, 12 February 2017.

Amazing Insects

Educational event with Durban homeschoolers, 8 December 2016

Presentation at Biodiversity Forum

Introducing the book to the public, 24 November 2016