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Week 3 - Biology

For our third week on the road, the team brought biology activities to the day camps. We helped students learn about the parts of an insect, how to use a microscope, and how to properly catch insects. We discussed how insects interact with nature, how we are all connected with nature and organisms within it, and how insects are not here to hurt humans. We encouraged having fun and learning in nature while respecting the earth and not being scared!


The students used microviewers, or simple microscopes, to investigate the different legs, mouths, wings and eyes of different insects such as a butterfly, honey bee, moth, beetle and the common house fly.

Our favorite part of the week: Seeing students that were nervous to go out bug catching being excited when they did catch insects!


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