Whitfield State School, Cairns
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Local educator Peter Shanahan displays his collection several times a year to schools, public events and the like in the Cairns area. The diversity of insects always attracts attention.
He especially likes showing it to young children and stressing the importance of insects. He usually starts by asking "who likes insects"? Almost all raise their hands.
Then he tells them of the importance of insects, noting pollination, decomposition and the fact that so many organisms rely on insects for their food.
Of course there is an element of fun too.