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Virginia Tech hosting bug camp for kids

Tech hosting two camps in late July

A cicada sits on a twig in a forest preserve June 11, 2007 in Willow Springs, Illinois.  (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
A cicada sits on a twig in a forest preserve June 11, 2007 in Willow Springs, Illinois. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

BLACKSBURG, Va. – Any kids interested in learning about bugs will have their chance.

The Virginia Tech Department of Entomology and Virginia Cooperative Extension - Montgomery County 4-H - are hosting two bug camps this year.

The first will be a half-day camp for kids ages 6 to 8 on July 20 from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The second will be a full-day camp for kids ages 9 to 13 on July 21 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

The camps will cover basic insect identification, followed by a “build your own collection” session that teaches insect collecting and pinning. 

The half-day camp costs $25, while the full-day camp costs $50.

The camps are open to everyone.

Click here to learn more about the camps


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