Virtual programs

Lady Buggy is pleased to continue offering amazing educational bug programming even during COVID-19. 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

What’s better than a juggler on a unicycle? A bug with a life cycle! Baby dragonflies are underwater hunters with extendable jaws…baby ladybugs are like black and orange alligators…it’s like the most amazing circus show ever! Learn all about it with live animals and real specimens.

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!