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Alabama Crimson Tide - Youth Programs

Bug Summer Camp

Location Tuscaloosa, AL
Event Date(s) Jun 21, 2022 to Jun 25, 2022
This event has been canceled.

Event Description

Bug Summer Camp

Calling all bug enthusiasts! Explore the importance of insects through the use of hands-on activities, science demonstrations, and field trips. Campers will learn all about entomology from experts in the field, go on adventures around campus, learn how to collect and care for insects, and end the week learning about entomophagy while tasting treats!
June 21st - 25th, 2022
GRADES: 5th - 8th
TIME: 8:00am - 4:30pm
LOCATIONS: Alabama Museum of Natural History

Bug Camp Daily Topics

Day 1: What is an Insect?

  • Campers will:
    • Make an insect collection
    • Learn how to ethically collect and preserve insects
    • Pinning and labeling methods

Day 2: Interacting with Bugs Outdoors

  • Campers will:
    • Go on an insect scavenger hunt
    • Learn how to be involved in scientific research through Citizen Science

Day 3: Live bugs in the Lab

  • Campers will:
    • Experience bugs from our Bug Room
    • Learn how to care for insects
    • Entomophagy Day - Make and eat treats made with bugs  

Day 4: Pollinators

  • Campers will:
    • Learn what a pollinator is
    • Taste and judge honey

Day 5: Careers in Entomology

Campers will:

  • Hear from an expert in the field
  • Learn about different careers in Entomology