The Myth and Magic of Insects

“The BugMan” will bring the incredible world of Bugs and Insects! Expect to learn how insects were revered throughout history!  Now, we know they’re even more important to survival of nearly everything on the Planet!

Ryan Bridge The Bug ManAbout the Presenter

Over 40 years, Ryan Bridge has been involved with Entomology, especially with Youth Outreach and education through his “BugMan” education programs. He has a passion for Entomology and is able to make teaching about insects fun and exciting.  As an expert in Entomology Outreach, with an insect collection that numbers over 150,000 insects, he has traveled the world on insect hunting expeditions.  He regularly donates insects to the Academy of Natural Sciences in Philadelphia and the Smithsonian Institution in Wash, DC.   He takes his collection on the road to share with others so they can experience what Nature has to offer and truly understand his love for insects.


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Ryan the Bug Man Schedule

See program dates below. Please contact your local library to find out how to register, dates are subject to change.

DateTime Location
6/22/202010:30amAdamstown Area Library
6/22/20201:30pmStrasburg-Heisler Library
6/23/202010:30amLancaster Public Library
6/23/20202:00pmEphrata Public Library
6/30/202010:00amColumbia Public Library
6/30/20201:30pmManheim Community Library
7/1/202011:00amPequea Valley Public Library
7/2/20201:00pmElizabethtown Public Library
7/8/202010:00amPequea Valley Public Library
7/8/20203:00pmManheim Township Public Library
7/9/20206:00pmLancaster Public Library Mountville Branch
7/21/202010:00amLititz Public Library
10:30amMilanof-Schock Library
7/21/20206:30pmEastern Lancaster County Library, New Holland
7/23/202010:30 amQuarryville Library
7/23/20202:00pmMoores Memorial Library, Christiana


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