Virtual programs

Don’t let distance stand in the way of awesome Lady Buggy programming! Virtual programs bring the bugs to you, wherever you are. Each virtual program is one hour long and is held via your choice of video conferencing app. They all include real live creatures and plenty of time for Q&A. They are suitable for classrooms, homeschools, library programming, and even birthday parties! Please browse the following titles, and remember that customization is always an option.

Art + Entomology = Artomology?

 Art meets science in this unique drawing activity brought to you by real live tarantulas, beetles, millipedes, and more. By observing these leggy little models, we will learn the basics of insect anatomy and then draw our own very own creative critters at home!

Arachnids All Around

Pop quiz: how many legs do spiders and scorpions have? “Easy,” you say. “Eight, because they’re both arachnids.” You’re right, so here’s a tougher one: what do their pedipalps look like? See for yourself with real live tarantulas, scorpions, and other awesome arachnids.

Squirmy Wormy Bug Science

You dig in the dirt and find a long, skinny creature squirming along. It’s a worm, right? Maybe not! Dig a little deeper into bug science and learn the difference between earthworms, millipedes, beetle larvae, and more.

Weirdly Wonderful
Insect Life Cycles

With a focus on complete vs incomplete metamorphosis and the moulting process, we’ll examine the life stages of several buggy creatures. If a baby butterfly is a caterpillar and a baby spider is a small spider, what does a baby beetle look like? Learn all about it with cool time-lapse videos and live animals.

Snug as a Bug in a Rug—
Insect Homes

Using live animals and real examples, lets explore the fascinating world of insect homes. A hill, a burrow, a nest and a gall, those clever bugs have thought of it all!

Best Frenemies:
All About Wasps

We love to hate wasps, but these scary bugs are important to the ecosystem. We’ll dissect a nest and learn more!

Classifying Creepy Crawlies

Using live animals, explore how all bugs are related and where they fit in the family tree. Taxonomy can be fun!

Eight-legged Kittens

Quiet, low-maintenance, and oh-so-interesting: pet bugs are easy to care for and great conversation pieces. We’ll cover basic care and some background science of two popular pet bugs–tarantulas and isopods.