Bug Fest 2013
Designed for children of all ages, from 1 to 101, the mission of Bug Fest is to educate the public about a wide array of insect and spider biology. Guest lecturers will share their knowledge of butterflies, spiders, pest management, and other topics, plus there will be information tables on a variety of subjects, including pollinators, garden insects, forest pests, public health, and live insect displays. Activities will include insect safaris, insect crafts for kids and adults, mealworm races, cricket spitting, insect games, and more! A display of student art with an insect theme is also planned. Local artisans will also be on hand to sell their insect-related items.
Admission was FREE, but folks brought canned fruit and vegetable items for the Hoosier Hills Food Bank and Mother Hubbard’s Cupboard. Remember, most of our fruits and vegetables are pollinated by insects!
- Featured Speakers
- Information Tables
- Craft Tables
- Student Artwork
- Additional Info
Bug Fest is a collaboration of the Monroe County Department of Parks and Recreation, City of Bloomington Parks and Recreation, Hilltop Garden & Nature Center, Sycamore Land Trust, Sassafras Audubon Society, The WonderLab Museum, Monroe County Master Gardeners, and the Purdue Extension Office.