Entomology Youth Programs

Junior Entomology Camp – ages 4-6 (Afternoon)

July 29, 2019
12:30 PM – 3:30 PM

July 30, 2019
12:30 PM – 3:30 PM

Bexar County Extension Office (3355 Cherry Ridge, Ste. 208, San Antonio)

Join us for a buggin’ good time!  Ages 4-6 who have an interest in science, nature, and especially insects welcome!

We will collect insects, learn about the importance of insects in our world, perform experiments and activities with insects such as:

  • Digging through a rotting log to find recyclers
  • Using soldier fly larvae or earthworms to make artwork
  • Learning and watching real honeybees behind class
  • Holding tarantulas
  • Many more arts and crafts we can squeeze into our 6 hours together

This camp is geared for ages 4-6, with many activities, short lessons, and lots of hands on experiences.  Join us for our 6th Annual Junior Entomology Camp!

Cost:

 PLEASE REGISTER USING THE CAMPER’S NAME, NOT THE PARENT’S NAME 

** JUNIOR ENTOMOLOGY CAMP (ages 4-6): Morning Session Full

July 29-30 – Bexar County Extension Office (3355 Cherry Ridge, Ste. 208, San Antonio)

Join us for a buggin’ good time!  Ages 4-6 who have an interest in science, nature, and especially insects, welcome!  We will collect insects, learn about the importance of insects in our world, perform experiments and activities with insects such as:

– Digging through a rotting log to find recyclers
– Using soldier fly larvae or earthworms to make artwork
– Learning and watching real honeybees behind class
– Holding tarantulas
– Many more arts and crafts we can squeeze into our 6 hours together

** This camp is geared for ages 4-6, with many activities, short lessons, and lots of hands on experiences.  Join us for our 5th Annual Junior Entomology Camp!

Cost:

Summer Entomology Camps!

Campers get the change to learn all about entomology and become junior entomologists.  We will perform experiments and activities with insects, get to hold tarantulas, roaches, millipedes and more. Campers will also collect insects and put together an insect collection.  Campers will receive a student collection kit, complete with professional net, all the materials needed to collect and pin insects, a collection bag, and collection box.  For more information, contact Molly at mekeck@ag.tamu.edu or 210/631-0400.  Camps always fill up fast with a long waiting list, so be sure to get registered as soon as registration information is posted!

 

* ENTOMOLOGY CAMPS (ages 7-12): 

July 10-12, 2019 – Clearwater Ranch, Leon Springs, 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
July 17-19 & 22-24, 2019 – Hardberger Park, Urban Ecology Classroom, 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Campers will collect insects, assemble collection, perform experiments and activities with insects, learn how to identify insects, learn their importance and get the chance to see and hold lots of live bugs!  If your child likes insects or nature, they will get their fill!

Campers receive an insect collection kit (net, forceps, killing jar, pins, spreading boards, magnifier, booklet, pens, collection box, vials, and collecting bag).  Come join us for the fun!

Cost:

  • $125 for new campers
  • $100 for returning campers to receive a new kit, but not a net net or bag

       July 10-12, 2019 – Clearwater Ranch, Leon Springs, 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m – Click here to be put on waiting list

       July 17-19 2019 – Hardberger Park, Urban Ecology Classroom, 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. – Click here to be put on waiting list

       July 22-24, 2019 – Hardberger Park, Urban Ecology Classroom, 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. – Click here to be put on waiting list

* These camps are geared through years of design to be best for ages 7-12.  If you have a younger camper, please consider our Junior Entomology Camp for ages 4-6.  For older campers, contact camp organizer, Molly Keck.

 

Spring Break Nature Camp

March 11 @ 9:00 am – March 13 @ 2:00 pm

Cost: $100.00

March 11-13 (Monday-Wednesday), 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. each day, will be the Spring Break Nature Camp for youth ages 6-11.  The camp will be help at the Bexar County Extension Office (3355 Cherry Ridge, Suite 208).  Cost is $100 and online registration is required.  Your kids won’t want to miss this amazing camp!  We will learn all about nature, including entomology, horticulture, agriculture, wildlife and herpetology from experts in those fields.  Space is limited, and the camp fills up quickly, so register soon!

 

School & Youth Group Presentations:

If you are an educator and would like someone to speak to your school about insects, please let us know.  Texas A&M AgriLife Extension has a group of wonderful volunteers who will come out to your location and give a 30-45 minute lesson on entomology, complete with live insects, props, and an insect collection.

  • AgriLife Extension can work with you to set up a presentation. We request that presentations do not start earlier than 9:00 a.m., for grades 1st and up.  We prefer no more than 30 1st & 2nd graders and no more than 60 3rd -5th graders per session.
  • Please contact Molly at 210/631-0400 or mekeck@ag.tamu.edu to schedule something.

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Curriculum for Teachers/Educators & Students

Teacher Booklets                                                 Student Booklets

Adaptations of Insects                                      Adaptations of Insects

Good Bugs & Bad Bugs                                     Good Bugs & Bad Bugs

Mosquitoes–the Deadly Pest                           Mosquitoes–the Deadly Pest

Spiders:  Spooky or Cool?                                 Spiders:  Spooky or Cool?

The Buzz about Bees                                          The Buzz about Bees

Entomology 4-H

Get involved in 4-H Entomology!  Practices will be located at the Bexar County Extension Office, 3355 Cherry Ridge, Suite 208.  For more information about 4-H Entomology contests or how to enroll, contact Molly at mekeck@ag.tamu.edu.

 

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