Kristie Reddick and Jessica Honaker are The Bug Chicks, entomologists who hold Masters Degrees in Entomology from Texas A&M University. Our drive to create fun, accurate science media has led us to work with some of the coolest organizations: the U.S. Forest Service, Norman Borlaug Institute of International Agriculture, and National Ag Science Center. Our sci-comm articles can be seen on NPR’s Science Friday website and our videos are teaching the next generation of entomologists. Throughout the year we teach in every venue imaginable- from schools and libraries to camps, museums and festivals. Read a Q & A from the Oregon News Network about our work!
Our business is located in beautiful Portland, Oregon, but we travel all over the world to film, photograph and teach about the incredible world of insects, spiders and other arthropods.
Our mission is simple- we aim to change the way people think about these animals.
Founder & Director
Kristie is an entomologist, award-winning university lecturer and educational media specialist. Her research focuses on the biology, biodiversity, and distribution of solifuge arachnids in Kenya. After she received her Masters degree from Texas A&M University she lectured a course called Insects and Human Society, that explored how insects have shaped human history and culture. She wants to train teachers in refugee camps to use insects as educational resources.
Jessica Honaker, M.S. is an entomologist and illustrator whose research focuses on integrated pest management and the effect of honeydew production by black-margined aphids in pecan agro-ecosystems. She received her Masters degree from Texas A&M University and her research on pecan aphids is helping to establish new pest control parameters for farmers in eastern Texas. She plans to continue her work in an effort to reduce reliance on pesticides in developing countries.