BUG CAMP 2023 will be led by University of Tennessee entomologist, Dr. Jerome Grant with the “UT Insect Zoo” and staffed by UT entomology students, and UT Arboretum Society volunteers. The camp, open to rising third through fifth grade students, will be held on three consecutive days – Wednesday, June 14, 9am -2pm, Thursday, June 15, 9am-2pm and on to Friday, June 16 from 9:00 a.m.to Noon. Other ages will be considered as space allows. Limited to 16 children, the camp tuition is $60 for members of the UT Arboretum Society or $75 for non-members. For more information and applications, contact Michelle Campanis at [email protected].
At BUG CAMP 2023, the children will get up close and personal with insects. They will learn why we can’t live without insects and about the value of different insects. They will explore the good, the bad and the “buggly” of our relationship with the insect world. Each participant will have an opportunity to take home and “host” an insect if they choose during the camp session. Bugs are good, bugs are fun! Come to BUG CAMP 2023 and find out why as we explore insects through bug crafts, nature walks, science activities and the UT Insect Zoo!
BUG CAMP is held at the UT Arboretum Auditorium, 901 S. Illinois Avenue, Oak Ridge, TN 37830. BUG CAMP 2023 is co-sponsored by the UT Arboretum Society, the UT Arboretum and Forest Resources AgResearch and Education Center, UT Herbert College of Agriculture and UT Department of Entomology and Plant Pathology.