During this program children (and their parents!) will learn all about the wonders of insects. In the sky and under water, Junior Entomologists will explore the local environment using nets, microscopes, field guides, and other tools that scientists use.
Upon completion of the program, children will receive a Junior Entomologist Certificate. Those registering for the entire series will receive tools that will help them throughout their year of exploration.
Mini-series 1 Schedule:
All classes are held on Saturdays from 1 to 3 PM.
March 25: Socializing with Insects
- What is an insect and how are they classified? What are typical behavior patterns of insects? What are colonies?
April 29: Eat or Be Eaten! (and Other Insect Adaptations)
- What kinds of animals eat insects? How do they find them? How and where do insects hide from their predators? How do we use insect predators to control insect pests?
May 20: The Web of Life
- How do you get a skeleton outside your body? How does it grow? What is metamorphosis? Which insects do it? Make buggy connections during this Jr Entomologist program.
June 24: The Magic of Pollination
- Get to know the most famous pollinators (the bees and butterflies) as well as the lesser known, but just as important, colleagues (the ants, birds, beetles, moths and wasps!)
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