Hokie BugFest

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Kids admiring bugs
Inn at Virginia Tech, Blacksburg
901 Price's Fork Road
Blacksburg, VA 24061
Region Blue Ridge Highlands
Locality Montgomery
Saturday, October 11, 2014 (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 kids of all ages. It features a live Bug Zoo, a haunted Bug House, luminescent bugs, games, crafts, and eye-catching exhibits. Bug enthusiasts can admire a giant bird-eater tarantula, watch cockroach races, try on a beekeeper's suit, and see a silkworm cocoon. Other activities include making bug boxes, tossing bug bags, and guessing how many crickets are in a tank. 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 "wizards of entomology" and learn about the importance of insects to our environment. The Alberti Flea Circus and the HokieBird will also perform.

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Last Updated: 9/10/2014 4:17 PM
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