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Junior Entomologists at Duke Farms
May 19 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
One event on June 23, 2019 at 1:00pm
One event on July 28, 2019 at 1:00pm
One event on August 11, 2019 at 1:00pm
One event on September 1, 2019 at 1:00pm
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.
Part of each program is spent indoors learning about the topic of the month. Then we will go outdoors for a buggy activity. Appropriate shoes are required and please dress for the weather!
Note: These programs are designed for families with children in grades 1 through 6. At least 1 adult must accompany each family of children during this program, with no more than two adults accompanying each family. We cannot accommodate any younger children who are not currently in 1st grade. This includes the younger siblings of any registered 1st-6th grade participant, as well as any toddlers or babies in arms, carriers, slings or strollers.
Classes take place one Sunday per month from 1:00pm to 3:00pm. Register for each class separately, accompanying adults must also register.
Youth tickets: $5 (accompanying adult is free)
May 19: 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!
June 23: Eat or Be Eaten
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?
July 28: Beetle Buddies
Learn all about the most common type of insect—beetles! They are the most diverse group in the world, and we will explore different kinds of beetles, like ladybugs, fireflies, and more!
August 11: Mighty Macros
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 look at the life of insects under water.
September 1: Precious Pollinators
Get to know the most famous pollinators, the bees and butterflies, as well as the lesser known, but just as important ones like ants, birds, beetles, moths and wasps!