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 2 Schedule:
All classes are held on Saturdays from 1 to 3 PM.
July 29: Fireflies, Lightning Bugs, or Lantern Beetles
- Learn all about lampyridae—lightning bugs! Explore how they glow, their lifecycle, the catching guidelines, and learn how you can contribute to citizen science.
August 26: Life Under Water
- What’s a benthic macroinvertebrate? What do they become and why are they important? Bring your boots to splash through Duke’s Brook as we take a look at the life of insects under water.
September 23: Bugs In the Air
- What’s so special about the first creatures on earth to develop wings? Identify and learn about those fast flying, buzzing, and flapping insects of the sky!
October 28: Log Flippin’ Fun
- Pick through a rotten log to identify decomposers and the slimy, darkness-loving critters with many legs, no eyes, and hard shells!
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Duke Farms serves as a model of environmental stewardship and inspires visitors to become informed stewards of the land. It is a place of education, enjoyment and research that enhances the environmental health of the region.