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    Monday, October 03, 2022

    Let's Go: Bug out with UConn Extension

    UConn Extension’s 8th annual Bug Week is buzzing from July 17-23 with programs for the entire family. All ages are welcome to attend and explore the activities and events dedicated to insects and their relatives. Bug Week programs include the following:

    * Join UConn Extension faculty, Spring Valley Student Farm staff and students for an interactive “Insect Wonders at the Farm” event from 2 to 6 p.m. on Tuesday, July 19 at 1327 Stafford Road, Mansfield. Learn about amazing and important insects by collecting and observing them. There will be free activities for the entire family.

    * Learn about insects and where to look for them by participating in Bug Walks at the Middlesex County Extension Office, 1066 Saybrook Road, Haddam, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Wednesday, July 20. The program will include bug hunts in the Extension gardens, insect identification, displays of live insects from local gardens and giveaways. Rain date is July 21.

    * Join the Connecticut State Museum of Natural History and the UConn Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology from noon to 4 p.m. Friday, July 22 for an afternoon on the UConn Storrs campus. There will be tours of the parasite collections, a parasite detective game, exhibits, microscope stations and giveaways. There will also be ice cream and special greenhouse tours.

    The Connecticut Science Center will be buzzing with programs to celebrate Bug Week from Monday, July 18 through Saturday, July 23. Spend time in the Tropical Butterfly Encounter, participate in bug-themed Live Science programming and explore what is flying around the Rooftop Garden.

    Visit bugs.uconn.edu to register for events.

    A photo contest is also being held. Learn more at uconn.edu/photo-contest/

    For more information on Bug Week, visit bugs.uconn.edu, email bugweeek@uconn.edu or call (860) 486-9228.

    Let’s Go is a regular feature. To submit email times@theday.com.

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