Hokie BugFest

Displaying a giant cockroach
Hokie Bugfest 2013
Hokie BugFest 2015
Bee waggle dance
Fascinating bug
Inn at Virginia Tech, Blacksburg
901 Price's Fork Road
Blacksburg, VA 24061
Region Blue Ridge Highlands
Locality Montgomery
Saturday, October 17, 2015 (10:00 AM-5:00 PM)
Organizer: (540) 231-6543
Submitter: (540) 231-8715
Inn at VT contact: (540) 231-0143
Fax: (540) 231-3057
Organizer's email address mweaver@vt.edu
Submitter's email address snessler@vt.edu
Event website www.hokiebugfest.org
Sponsor's website www.vtpp.org

The Hokie BugFest is a smorgasbord of bug-themed activities for people of all ages. It features a live Bug Zoo, a Spiders' Lair with a giant robotic spider, luminescent bugs, a flea circus, a professional face painter, and departmental research displays. Bug enthusiasts can admire a giant bird-eater tarantula, observe bright blue death-feigning beetles, see a working beehive, and view exhibits from area museums. New this year is the renowned bug chef David George Gordon, who will be preparing insect delicacies during the day. After visiting eight exhibits, children can earn a junior entomologist certificate. The themes of science and discovery are interwoven into all activities. Older kids and adults will enjoy learning about gypsy moths, bed bugs, monsters of the insect world, and beekeeping. Young entomologists can try to stump the "Wizard of Entomology" and learn about the importance of insects to our environment. Come to this unique festival and share the wonders of entomology!

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Last Updated: 9/21/2015 9:29 AM
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