Nylander to host two weeks of bug-themed actions and occasions – The County

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Alex Hale makes use of a magnifying glass to get a more in-depth take a look at bugs on show throughout 2018’s “Bugging You” occasion on the Nylander Museum in Caribou.
(Christopher Bouchard)

Alex Hale makes use of a magnifying glass to get a more in-depth take a look at bugs on show throughout 2018’s “Bugging You” occasion on the Nylander Museum in Caribou.
(Christopher Bouchard)

The Nylander museum is gearing up for 2 weeks of their “Bugging You” occasion, which focuses on educating youngsters all about bugs.

CARIBOU, Maine — The Nylander museum is gearing up for 2 weeks of their “Bugging You” occasion, which focuses on educating youngsters all about bugs.

Bugging You’ll happen July 15-27 and the museum will host a plethora of actions comparable to crafts, a scavenger hunt, bee home and butterfly puddler samples together with exercise handouts for tasks youngsters could make at residence. These actions can be happening eight a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Saturday and 1-Three p.m. Sunday.

Moreover, two “mini camps” can be held 1-Three p.m. every Monday (July 15 and 22), each of that are set to characteristic distinctive actions and visitor audio system. Jim Dwyer of College of Maine at Presque Isle’s agricultural program will converse to college students on the 15th, and through this occasion youngsters will go outdoors and search for bugs to look at up shut and presumably beneath one of many museum’s microscopes. 

The following mini camp will characteristic Randy Martin of the Central Aroostook Soil and Water Conservation District, who has years of beekeeping expertise, will converse to the youngsters about bees and provides a presentation that includes hives and a beekeeping swimsuit.

Goodwill VISTA interns Jada Molton and Stephenie Bragg are primarily accountable for organizing this yr’s occasion, together with the assistance of Nylander board members. Molton stated they went over actions featured throughout final yr’s “Bugging You” occasions with board member Carol Wolfington as a part of the planning course of.

“We additionally brainstormed new actions comparable to bugs in amber cleaning soap,” Molton stated. “I created a schedule beginning with our featured audio system and added actions from there.”

Molton added that members of the neighborhood have additionally helped with the occasion by donating supplies and even bugs for the upcoming weeks.

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