a family class
Do centipedes really have one hundred legs? Do snails find new shells when they get bigger? Do daddy long legs really have the most potent venom but tiny mouths?
Invertebrates (critters without a backbone) make up 97% of the earth's animal diversity. Butterflies, bees, wasps, beetles, worms, spiders, scorpions, snails, flies, ants, grasshoppers- they are around us almost all of the time, yet how often do we really stop to look at them? Kids take time to admire tiny creatures, but as adults we tend to discard them simply as pests or creepy crawlies.
Join us to explore the beautiful and bizarre world of bugs! You will learn to differentiate between the major groups of bugs and identify common local critters. We will teach you which bugs are truly hazardous and which bugs are safe and fun to catch and observe. There will even be an option to taste some delicious and nutritious insects, both fresh and cooked!
This class is designed for families with children as young as 5. We will learn about bugs through games, scavenger hunts, arts and crafts, using field guides, and through first hand observation. No prior experience is necessary and we encourage folks of any and all "bug comfort level" to attend!
Cost: $65 (per person)
Location: Earth Native Campus, 137 Woodview Lane, Bastrop, TX
Ages: This is a family class open to ages 5+. A maximum of 2 children can be enrolled per one adult participate. Enrollment and payment must be received for each person attending class, regardless of age.
Purchase an Earth Native Klean Kanteen Bottle
Available to buy during registration - pick up at class!
27 oz, Stainless Steel Water Bottle with Sports Top $25
16 oz, TKWide Insulated Hot/Cold Beverage Bottle with Leak-Proof Cafe Cap $25
32 oz, Insulated Wide Mouth Water Bottle with Chug Cap $45