Program Details

We currently offer two program options plus the possibility of customization.

BUG BONANZA
Length: 1.5 hours. Suitable for K-3. Cost: $200.

This highly interactive program can be extended to two hours at no extra charge if your schedule allows. This will allow for even more in-depth learning and more time for questions. It features the following five learning stations:

Introduction/station one: “Welcome to Bug Bonanza!”
A student is transformed, one buggy body part at a time, by a custom-made costume which illustrates the anatomy of insects while we lead a discussion on basic insect body parts and their functions. The class will then divide into smaller groups to rotate through stations two, three, and four.
Station two: “I Sense You’re Bugging Me” Students will understand more about bug senses and their role in the environment by playing a pollination game where they search for secret flower messages with UV light flashlights, then exploring tables set up with hands-on learning toys and props such as compound-eye glasses.
Station three: “It’s Just a Stage” Students will be able to identify the life cycles of various bugs through models, LCD screen microscopes for examining real specimens, and other engaging equipment and materials.
Station four: “Friendly Creepy Crawlies” This station will be set up with a display of various live bugs such as tarantulas, centipedes, isopods, and others. (Species may vary.) Students will sit in a circle and have the opportunity to handle a few of them and ask questions.
Station five: “Wrap It Up Spider Style” The small groups will join together again for a conclusion where we discuss the differences between insects, arachnids, and other types of bugs. We’ll play some games that illustrate spider hunting techniques, then end with questions and answers.

 

BUG BASICS
Length: 1 hour. Suitable for all grades. Cost: $125

This is an inquiry-based program, structured as a question-and-answer discussion. We can customize the topic based on your students’ needs and interests. We will set up a display of various live bugs such as tarantulas, centipedes, and isopods (species may vary) and the students will have the opportunity to handle a few of them.

 

YOUR CUSTOM PROGRAM

Language arts unit about spiders? L & L class focusing on ecosystems? Preschoolers who are just really into bugs? Arthropods can fit in just about anywhere to enrich learning and liven up the classroom. Let’s have a conversation and design a program based around your learning goals and interests.