Time for some six-legged fun in Calgary

February 1, 2017 by  

Many children are fascinated by insects, and during an upcoming Calgary workshop, they will have a chance to learn more about them through a variety of hands-on activities.

Inglewood Bird Sanctuary will be hosting ‘Busy Bugs’, which is being offered through its Nature Discovery Drop-in series. The children who participate will learn all about these six-legged creatures, what makes them so important to their environment and the role they play in the ecosystems they inhabit.

Kids will discover what makes a ‘bug’ a bug, and the whole event has been designed to be fun for both youngsters and their parents alike. Comb binding can be used to create simple insect field guides that can be distributed to the attendees during an activity such as this.

The session is intended for those from ages 3 to 12, and it is being offered free of charge. The organizers have requested that each child be accompanied by their parent, caregiver or other adult. Due to limited supplies and staffing, it is not open to home school, daycare or day home groups.

Busy Bugs will be held in Colonel Walker House at the Inglewood Bird Sanctuary on March 7 from 10:00 am until 12:00 noon. Pre-registration is not required by those who wish to participate, and additional details have been provided on the City of Calgary website.