An overview of games for entomological literacy 1 in support of sustainable development

Elsevier, Current Opinion in Insect Science, Volume 40, 2020, Pages 104-110, ISSN 2214-5745,
Paolo Campo, Olivier Dangles

Insects have a significant role towards achieving sustainable development, but the decline of insect knowledge outreach efforts is dampening their impact. Revisiting the perspective and approach to entomological literacy is required to respond to the evolving human needs for sustainable living in light of the decline of insect biomass and biodiversity, and entomology. This is also an opportunity to reflect on the interests about insects in the age of video games. Using games for learning and education can be a viable strategy to advance entomological literacy and support the sustainable development goals by potentially lowering the barriers to accessibility, inclusion and participation. The dearth of research into games for entomological literacy presents opportunities for researchers to explore this domain further.