Bugging Out! Bugs & Insects

Join us at The Lawn at Chemical Abstracts Service (CAS) for this one-week, all-day, field camp led by entomologists (insect scientists) from The Ohio State University. Students will learn how to catch, preserve and identify the incredible insects that are right in your own backyard and to study their biology! Using a combination of insect collection techniques as well as by visiting different habitat types, we will also determine which types of habitats are contain specific groups of insects, discuss the roles that they play in their environment and test predictions on which habitat type has the greatest insect diversity. We hope that you are as excited as we are to become an official insect scientist!

This one-week program runs from 9am-4pm on July 12th – July 16th and is open to rising 5th-8th Graders, ages 10-14. This program is being held outdoors at CASso students will need to be dropped off at and picked up from this location each day.

CAS is located at 2540 Olentangy River Rd, Columbus, OH 43202.

You will receive an email a week prior to the start of the program with information regarding location, paperwork, drop off and pick up time, along with the culminating program presentation information.

Please note: Lunch will not be provided so please plan on packing lunch each day.

Please fill out the student forms located here for participation in this program.

Program sold out? You can register to be on our waitlist. We will notify you if and when a spot opens up!

July 12th-July 16th, 2021

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Minimum Registration Requirement: If registration for a program offering is less than the minimum number (10), the program will not be offered at that time.

Please contact us with any questions you may have!