Evan Hoki Named Live Collections Manager and Chief Entomologist

The Strong News Release
One Manhattan Square Rochester, NY 14607 585-263-2700 museumofplay.org

July 30, 2014

For Immediate Release

Shane Rhinewald, 585-410-6365, srhinewald@museumofplay.org

Kim Della Porta, 585-410-6325, kdellaporta@museumofplay.org

Evan Hoki Named
Live Collections Manager and Chief Entomologist

at The Strong®

The Strong® is pleased to announce that Evan Hoki has been hired as live collections manager and chief entomologist. In this role, Hoki provides primary care and oversight of the wildlife that inhabits The Strong’s Dancing Wings Butterfly Garden (including butterflies, birds, and small reptiles), as well as the aquaria housed throughout the museum. Hoki has experience caring for insects and arthropods with the United States Department of Agriculture’s Agricultural Research Service, Cornell University, and the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History Insect Zoo.

Hoki holds a master’s degree in entomology and a bachelor’s degree in entomology and plant science from Cornell University. He lives in Rochester.

About The Strong

The Strong is the only collections-based museum in the world devoted solely to play. It is home to the International Center for the History of Electronic Games, the National Toy Hall of Fame, the Brian Sutton-Smith Library and Archives of Play, Woodbury School, and the American Journal of Play and houses the world’s largest and most comprehensive collection of historical materials related to play. Known widely as the nation’s museum of play, The Strong blends the best features of both history museums (extensive collections) and children’s museums (high interactivity) to explore the ways in which play encourages learning, creativity, and discovery and illuminates cultural history.