Celebrate bugs with entomologists and bee keepers at this one-day event. Activities include bug eating, hissing cockroaches from NYSCI and the New York City Entomological Society, a local beekeeper with honey, a lady bug release, carnivorous plant workshops, the BioBus and much more. Free with NYSCI admission.
Bug Day Activities:
Oh My, Bugs!
See displays of tropical insects and arachnids with Craig Zammiello from the New York Entomological Society.
Entomologist Louis N. Sorkin shows off a variety of live bugs.
Join Borough Bees Beekeeper, Tim O’Neal to learn about beekeeping, bees and sample honey.
Help release thoughts of lady bugs into Flushing Meadows Corona Park.
Meet NYSCI’s own Madagascar Hissing Cockroaches.
DIY Science Journals
Make your own science journal from recycled DVD cases.
With a mission to normalize bug consumption as a sustainable food source, EXO will provide samples of its feature food product, a protein bar that is delicious and nutritious.
Travel into worlds smaller than the eye can see aboard the BioBus (http://biobus.org), the world’s only state-of-the-art microscope facility housed on a solar-powered 1974 transit bus.
The Edible Insect Talk: 1 & 3 pm
Taste some bugs with David Gracer of Small Stock Foods.
Carnivorous Plant workshops with Jonathan Kui of Midtown Carnivores
Participants will observe and learn about different types of carnivorous plants and pot up their own carnivorous plant seeds to take home. Sessions: 1:30, 3:30 pm (FREE). Space is limited. Registration required on site.
Smart Phone Microscopes with Maker Space
Crack open a laser pointer and repurpose the lens to create a mini microscope with your phone! Phone required. Recommended age: 6+. Sessions: 12, 1, 2 & 3 ($8/$6 for members).
View more images from last years event here.