Our homeschool group had a wonderful morning with the Bug Chicks recently. They are two rad entomologists spreading the word that creepy crawlies are fascinating and amazing, and that women make great scientists. As if both weren't already obvious! They started their presentation by setting the kids free to see what arthropods they could find. I love this because it really demonstrates that there are interesting critters all around us. Then they told the kids all about what they'd found, and did a hands on show and tell of some of their cool pets. Hurrah to these two incredibly inspirational women! They still have some free library programs coming up this summer so check them out!
|Oooh! Madagascar hissing cockroach!|
|Checking out a tarantula.|
|Some of the bugs found by kids. First up- this unusual rhino beetle!|
|A ladybug larva.|