Well, of all the things involved with starting this business, maintaining the blog hasn’t been at the top of my list. I’ve been making costumes, purchasing life-cycle models and 3D puzzles, maintaining my critters, printing business cards and flyers and about a million other things…only to re-discover today that my beautiful website has a blog link that is sadly out of date! Time to remedy that right now.
Since September I have been thrilled to discover that the appeal and educational opportunities around arthropods (AKA bugs) are much broader than I ever expected. Sarah and I have delivered school programs for kids from pre-school right up to high school, and we even did a workshop for adults at the 2018 Calgary Teachers Convention. Everybody is fascinated with the world of the multi-legged, be it in the spirit of science, genuine fandom, or in more of a can’t-tear-my-eyes-off-them-because-they’re-so-gruesome kind of way. (If this last one is you, no judgement. We’ll keep working on it.) The topic of bugs has applied equally well to both science and language arts classes and I can’t wait to see how many other subjects we can enrich. Social studies? Art maybe? Ooooh that has potential I might need to make a phone call…
Most recently I’ve been inquiring about the possibility of of visiting day camps this summer. The response has been overwhelmingly positive and I’m looking forward to expanding Lady Buggy’s reach from strictly school environments to more recreational settings so people can see that bugs are fun and learning is everywhere!
We need to keep getting the word out so we can continue to grow. Thanks for reading and I’ll keep you posted as I continue bringing big bugs to kids in Calgary!