VIRTUAL EVENT: BugFest: A Virtual Infestation - Sept. 14 to Sept 19 from North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences | Kids Out and About Rochester

VIRTUAL EVENT: BugFest: A Virtual Infestation - Sept. 14 to Sept 19 from North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences

Our annual BugFest is going online! Join us as we interact with entomologists from North Carolina and around the globe to learn about the fascinating world of BUGS! We'll have SIX DAYS of buggy adventures to celebrate our theme arthropod … THE FLY!

The daily themes are:

MOSQUITO MONDAY
BENEFICIAL TUESDAY
ART AND CULTURE WEDNESDAY
ENTOMOPHAGY THURSDAY
PRIME CRIME FRIDAY
BUGFEST BUGSTRAVAGANZA SATURDAY

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THE DAILY ACTIVITY LIST IS GROWING, so make sure to mark yourself "Interested" in this event for any updates! Check out a few activity highlights below, and make sure you register for the programs you'd like to virtually attend:

Bug Yoga for Kids - Tues. 9/15, 10:00 AM to 10:30 AM
Join Museum educator Laura Beth Speer for this silly session of Bug Yoga, where we will flex our muscles and brains while doing poses inspired by a bug's life! Learn about adaptations and life cycles, play games, and practice your moves! Ages 10 and under with their families.
Register: https://bit.ly/3kJVxjp

Virtual Trivia Tuesdays: BugFest Edition - Tues. 9/15, 6 PM to 7 PM
Join Quizmaster Chris Smith for this special edition of Virtual Trivia Tuesdays: BUGFEST, where the game will be all about arthropods. Investigate insects, beat-le the competition, fly to the top of the scoreboard and win!
Free to join, but you must register to receive gameplay information: https://bit.ly/3fVsd66

Beautiful, Brilliant and Bizarre Flies YOU Can Find in North Carolina - Sat. 9/19, 11 AM to 12 PM
When most people hear the word "fly" they typically think of one type: the ubiquitous house fly. But NC's diversity of true flies is much more than that! Dr. Matt Bertone of NCSU will be showing some of the most visually stunning, strange and interesting flies found in NC.
Register: https://bit.ly/2PRXlc5

Live Honeybee Hive Inspection - Sat. 9/19, 1 PM to 2 PM
Routine hive inspections are important to honey bee management. Five County Beekeepers Association club co-president Greg Wolgemuth explains what a beekeeper is looking for!
Register: https://bit.ly/3iG9xsJ

Amazing Aquatic Arthropods! - Sat. 9/19, 5 PM to 6 PM
Arthropods aren’t just bugs on land – there are many diverse aquatic arthropods that live in lakes and oceans! Join Museum aquarists Molly Ashur and Elizabeth Reese as we talk about three wildly unique marine arthropods: horseshoe crabs, mantis shrimp, and decorator crabs!
Register: https://bit.ly/2PT4OYq

And SO much more!

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Want event updates delivered directly to your inbox? Get the buzz and sign up now for exclusive BugFest 2020 e-mails! You'll get registration links, updates about our experiences and more in the weeks leading up to our virtual infestation! Sign up: https://bit.ly/3h01aI5

Check out the official page on our website to check out more offerings, like BugFest and our event partners: http://bit.ly/2Zoqy5F


*Times, dates, and prices of any activity posted to our calendars are subject to change. Please be sure to click through directly to the organization’s website to verify.

Location:

ONLINE ONLY
11 W Jones St
Raleigh, NC, 27601
United States

Phone:

(919) 707-9800
Contact name: 
Emlyn Koster
Dates: 
09/15/2020
09/16/2020
09/17/2020
Time: 
See website for details.