Bug Fest 2013
What: 13th Annual Bug Fest, sponsored by THPRD and Metro
When: Saturday, August 24, 2013
Time: 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. (expect to spend one to two hours)
Where: Nature Park Interpretive Center, 15655 SW Millikan Way, Beaverton, OR 97006
Who: Adults, children, and families
Admission: $3 per person; children 2 and under free
A partnership between the Tualatin Hills Park & Recreation District and Metro, Bug Fest is a celebration of invertebrates and the important roles they play in our environment. Exciting opportunities to learn about bugs will have people of all ages wanting to grow up to be entomologists.
The event combines interactive discovery stations, crafts, games, and family entertainment with a range of activities that help attendees experience the boneless/spineless creatures that keep the environment healthy. All those tiny critters (such as beetles, butterflies, bees, slugs, spiders, true bugs and ants that help recycle fallen trees, pollinate flowers and get eaten by other animals) are the real heroes of our planet.
For unlimited opportunities to learn about bugs, spend some time at one of these interactive stations.
Crafts, games, and entertainment provide a variety of engaging ways to learn about insects and other invertebrates.
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Bug Fest 2012 - Meet the Beetles!
Thanks to all of the volunteers and participants that made this such a special day! Check out some photos from the event on our Facebook page.