Public Libraries are pleased to host Ryan Bridge, “The BugMan” who has created a special program entitled, “Bugging a Better World” as part of this year’s Build a Better World, Summer Reading theme. These programs run from June 19 through July 5.
More about the program …
The program will focus on the ways insects improve our planet. Clean water, pollination, food for animals and even their unusual defense strategies. This program will offer everyone a close look into the world of insects using incredible displays and lots of neat facts about insects and their related friends. Also expect LIVE Bugs as always! The audience will have a chance to pet harmless, LIVE bugs (or related critters) and get answers to whatever questions they might have.
About the Presenter: 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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