Wednesday, June 10, 2020

Entomology Camp Going Virtual

I'm trying something new this summer!  Given our current times, we are taking our Entomology Summer Camp Virtual!

With the exception of experimenting with real insects, camp will still be interactive, hands on, and engaging.  A mix of lessons, videos, activities to illustrate and reiterate lessons, outside collecting and trapping, and putting together an insect collection.

Campers will get a camp kit (think a camp in a box!) filled with all the materials needed for our activities and crafts.  They will also receive a collection box with a net, collecting book, vials, killing jars, killing solution, insect pins, spreading board, forceps, collection box and more!  Returning campers who already have all those materials can opt out of the collection box for a reduced price.  You will pick up camp materials on a designated day OR have them shipped to you for an additional $10 - so anyone from any county can attend.

This camp is geared for ages 7-11, but older youth are welcome to join if they are interested.  I believe younger campers may not be quite ready for the activities. 

This camp gives us the opportunity to try more trapping techniques for collecting and experiment a little more overnight and share our findings.

Camp size is limited so we aren't all talking over one another, and Camp 1 is almost full.   Click here to register and for more information.

When:  June 29-July 1 & July 8-10, 2020        10 a.m.-12 p.m. (CST)
Craving some science?  Want your kids to get outside and enjoy nature?  Join us for a virtual entomology camp!
Campers will collect insects, assemble collection, perform entomology activities, and learn all about insects in this three day virtual camp, led by Texas A&M AgriLife Entomologist, Molly Keck. They will interact with instructors and each other, get virtual help with their collections and be able to share their love of insects with their fellow campers.
Campers receive an insect collection kit (net, forceps, killing jar, killing solution, pins, spreading boards, magnifier, booklet, pens, collection box, & vials) as well as all the materials needed for their guided activities and lessons.   Camp kits are available:
  • Curbside pickup from the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service-Bexar County office (3355 Cherry Ridge, Ste. 212, San Antonio 78230) 
  • Shipped to camper for additional $10
Upon completion of camp registration, you will be emailed instructions with the Zoom information.  This ensures the privacy of the campers during camp.

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