Oxbow Meadows Environmental Learning Center

Oxbow Meadows Environmental Learning Center

Insectival

What?

Inspect insects, befriend bumblebees, and eat cookies with crickets on top - all at this year's Insectival Festival! #Insectival

Creepy crawly activities include:

  • Mad Science with Doc Atoms (follow Doc Atoms on Facebook!) See below for more details!
  • Oxbow's Infamous Cricket Spitting Contest (starts at 1pm; win prizes to Planet Pops, Chick-fil-A, and gear from Oxbow)
  • Carnivorous plant encounters
  • Honey extraction demonstration*
  • Hands-on insect inspections
  • Sweet buggy treats
  • Inflatables
  • And more!

*Admission to the Honey extraction demonstration is free, but please pick up a ticket for the demonstration at the table under the pavilion leading up to the main building. A ticket will ensure your seat. Seating is limited.

 Insectival 2014 Agenda

Doc Atoms Agenda

  • Bug Slime: Create your own slime and learn about some insects that leave behind or spit out a sticky residue.
  • Robo Derby: Have you ever wondered who would win in a race: a beetle or a Ladybug? Race our robotic bugs in the robo bug derby and see if you can win a prize!
  • InstaWorms: Make your own worms using two chemicals mixed together. Make instant glowworms you can touch.
  • Bee Balloons: This really cool science experiment let's you make balloons that sound like bees.

When?

July 12, 2014 | 10am-3pm


Where?

Oxbow Meadows Environmental Learning Center [Directions]


How Much?

Admission: $5 per person, children three and under get in free. Bills larger than $20 will NOT be accepted.

*Admission to the Honey extraction demonstration is free, but please pick up a ticket for the demonstration at the table under the pavilion leading up to the main building. A ticket will ensure your seat. Seating is limited.

Enter our Insectival Sweepstakes on Facebook for a chance to win FREE TICKETS to Insectival!


Insectival Sponsors

Special thanks to this year's 2014 Insectival Festival sponsors!

WLTZ


Need More?

Call Oxbow at 706-507-8550 or email us at oxbowmeadows@columbusstate.edu. Oxbow's Program Manager, Jan Kent, can help you with any Insectival-specific questions or concerns you might have. Please email Jan at forrestkent_janet@columbusstate.edu.

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