Bug Camp 2023 is back

Melanie StatenOur Town Outdoors

“BUG CAMP 2023” is back for the first time since 2019! Open to rising third to fifth grade students, the camp will be held at the UT Arboretum in Oak Ridge.

The students will explore the good, the bad and the “buggly” of our relationship with the insect world. Through creative methods like bug crafts, nature walks, science activities and the UT Insect Zoo, the students will learn why the world can’t live without insects. Each participant will have an opportunity to take home and “host” an insect if they choose during the camp session.

Into the “wild” at Bug Camp

The camp is led by University of Tennessee entomologist Dr. Jerome Grant with the UT Insect Zoo, his entomology students and UT Arboretum Society volunteers. The camp will be held on three consecutive days: Wednesday and Thursday, June 14-15, 9 a.m.-2 p.m.; and Friday, June 16, 9 a,m,-noon.

Limited to 16 children, the camp tuition is $60 for members of the UT Arboretum Society or $75 for non-members. For more information and applications, contact Michelle Campanis at 865-483-7277 or [email protected].

To learn more about the Arboretum Society or for questions on this program, go to www.utarboretumsociety.org

Melanie Staten is a public relations consultant with her husband, Vince.


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