CSU, Chico News

Gateway Science Museum To Hold Bug Bake-Off

Date: 03-22-2010

Joe Wills
Public Affairs
Kelly Servis
Public Relations Intern
Rachel Teasdale
Acting Executive Director

The Gateway Science Museum will be hosting this year’s Crunch Brunch, a special bake-off competition, in honor of its Backyard Monsters exhibit. The event will take place Sunday, March 28 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Contestants from the College of Natural Sciences’ student organizations competing in The World of Insects bake-off will be required to create baked goods such as a cookie or brownie using at least one-half cup of freeze-dried mealworms as an ingredient. Edible insects? Sounds crazy, but it is actually nutritious!

Students and museum visitors will be encouraged to taste test the contestants’ entries and vote for their favorite baked good. The contestant with the most votes will win a surprise “gag” gift. No one who has known dust or shellfish allergies should participate. Mealworms are arthropods, just like lobsters. If a person is allergic to shellfish, he or she is likely to be allergic to mealworms as well.

The Gateway Science Museum had its official grand opening Saturday, Feb. 27, 2010. The museum is located at 625 Esplanade; its hours of operation are Wednesday through Friday from noon to 5 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is $5 for adults, $3 for children, and free for museum members.

For more information, please visit www.gatewayscience.org.