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BUG CLUB

(Ages: 5-12) 

2016 Bug Club- All About Arthropods

Did you know that four out of five animal species that exist on earth today are arthropods? The arthropod group of animals includes insects, arachnids, crustaceans, and the millipedes and centipedes.  This year, Bug Club topics will focus on each group of arthropods, exploring their life cycles and adaptations through buggy crafts, snacks and outdoor explorations.  You and your Bug Club friends will also connect and share with Bug Clubs at other zoos. 

Bug Club meets 10:00 a.m.- noon generally on the fourth Sunday of every month year round. 

Click here to register for Bug Club  
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Ages: 5-12 years old

Fee: $55 per quarter
Are you a new Bug Club member?  A one-time $12 materials fee for new members does apply.

We also welcome individuals to come to any Bug Club meeting and simply pay the drop-in fee of $20/meeting. This is a great option if your child can only attend 1 or 2 of the classes per quarter.

 

Winter Quarter 2016 Dates and Topics: Crustaceans

January 24

 Marine Crustaceans

February 28

 Terrestrial Crustaceans

*March 20

 Freshwater Crustaceans

 

Spring Quarter 2016  Dates and Topics: Insects

April 24

Insect Life Cycles: Eggs

May 22

 Insect Life Cycle: Young Adults

June 26

Insect Life Cycle: Adults

 

Summer Quarter 2016  Dates and Topics: Arachnids

July 24

 Myths & Facts About Arachnids

August 28

Ticks of the World

September 25

Spiders and Webs

 

Fall Quarter 2016 Dates and Topics: Millipedes and Centipedes

October 23

Comparing Backyard Millipedes & Centipedes

*November 20

Millipedes & Centipedes of the Desert

*December 18

Prehistoric Millipedes & Centipedes

 *NOTE: Bug Club meets the fourth Sunday of the month.  Dates marked with and asterisk have been shifted due to holidays. 

Having trouble registering online?  Click here to register by mail, fax or walk-in.

Click here for a printable copy of the 2016 Bug Club Schedule

2017 Bug Club- We Love Bugs! 

In Bug Club, we explore the world of insects and other arthropods and share our appreciation for these fascinating animals! This year, Bug Club will focus on caring about bugs! We will explore how bugs care for each other, how zoos and conservation scientists care for bugs, and how we can all help bugs every day. We’ll choose some of our favorite bugs and take conservation action to help them. Join other bug enthusiasts to learn and share about bugs through buggy crafts, snacks and outdoor explorations. Bug Club meets 10:00 a.m. – noon generally on the fourth Sunday of every month year round.  

Bug Club meets 10:00 a.m.- noon generally on the fourth Sunday of every month year round. 

Click here to register for Bug Club  
Bee Pollinator

Ages: 5-12 years old

Fee: $55 per quarter
Are you a new Bug Club member?  A one-time $12 materials fee for new members does apply.

We also welcome individuals to come to any Bug Club meeting and simply pay the drop-in fee of $20/meeting. This is a great option if your child can only attend 1 or 2 of the classes per quarter.

 

Winter Quarter 2017 - How Bugs Care for Each Other 

January 22

 Bug Families

February 26

 Living Together

March 26

 Insect Farmers

 

Spring Quarter 2017  - How We Can All Help Bugs

April 23

Helping Bug Habitats

*May 21

  Sharing Bug Stories

June 25

Caring for Pollinators

 

Summer Quarter 2017 - How Zoos & Conservationists Care for Bugs

July 23

Designing Exhibits to Help People Appreciate Bugs

August 27

Butterfly Conservation in the Pacific Northwest

September 24

Zoos Saving a Tropical Snail

 

Fall Quarter 2017 - Caring for Our Favorite Bugs

Bug Club members will participate in selecting topics for the Fall Quarter

October 22

TBD

*November 19

TBD

*December 17

TBD

 *NOTE: Bug Club meets the fourth Sunday of the month.  Dates marked with and asterisk have been shifted due to holidays. 

Having trouble registering online?  Click here to register by mail, fax or walk-in.

Click here for a printable copy of the 2017 Bug Club Schedule

Contact

If you cannot find the answers to your questions or need additional assistance please contact the registration office by phone at 206.548.2424 or by email.