We are very pleased to announce that, in response to United Titanium Inc.'s challenge, we have received a gift in the amount of $10,000 from Professor Emeritus in Entomology, and original BugMan*, Lowell "Skip" Nault!!
We have surpassed our goal of $25,000 – and with United Titanium’s second match, will have reached $48,010!
We are so grateful to all of our donors, not only our challengers but every one of you who helped us! This is what grassroots fundraising is all about. THANK YOU!!!
Now… for the final 24 hours… can we make it to $50,000, double the original goal? Just $1,990 to go!
*Dr. Nault, Bug Man, creator of the Wooster Bug Zoo:
"The bug zoo is close to my heart. It started with a large tarantula we brought back from Mexico from one of our field trips in 1981. Over the years it was expanded to a few other big and showy arthropods that I kept in one of my Thorne Hall labs. I would often take them with me when I visited schools or outdoor education programs in the area to talk about bugs. It was expanded further when Tom Payne held the big OARDC open house in 1995.
When I moved over to administration in 1996, I relocated the zoo to the first floor of the research services building in a little used coat room. I had the big fish tank installed that now houses fresh water fish (cichlids). A year or so before I retired, the zoo was moved to its current location in Thorne Hall and cared for by Judy Smith and now very professionally curated by Jeni Filbrun."