Insects of the Estuary

KELT offers FREE children’s activities about insects!

When: Wednesdays in May @4:00 to 5:00 pm.

Where: The Children’s Room of the Patten Free Library in Bath

The four part series will offer insect themed stories, speakers, and activities. It is a ‘bug-apalooza’ for kids 4 years old and up. Children will learn about arthropod anatomy, nurture their inner entomologist (a scientist who studies insects) to develop bug ID skills, explore the interdependence of bugs and humans, and discover the intricacies of local moth and butterfly behavior.

May 1: What makes an insect…an insect?

Get the facts behind arthropod anatomy and learn more about the five common orders of insects. Use your new knowledge to fabricate a bug of your own!

May 8: Buzzin’ Bug ID

Nurture your inner entomologist (a scientist who studies insects) to develop your bug ID skills and start your own collection kit.

May 15: Oh honey! The business of busy bees.

Discover how humans rely on our insect friends for our favorite foods… honey to blueberries to hamburgers! Mix up a delicious treat for your morning toast.

May 22: Nature’s Magicians– Moths and Butterflies

Learn the life stories of local moths and butterflies that behave in intriguing ways from naturalist, Ronnie Kamphausen.

Parents are welcomed and encouraged to take part in the activities. The Patten Free Library is located at 33 Summer Street in Bath. For more information, please contact Becky Kolak at 442-8400.

These programs are generously supported by the Davenport Trust Fund.