Bring on the Bugs

  • Virtual
  • All Ages
A dragonfly.

Wednesday, November 10, 2–2:45 p.m.

Dragonflies, termites, cockroaches and more! Uncover the incredible world of insects with evolutionary biologist, entomologist and the dragonfly’s number one fan, Jessica Ware, PhD. Learn all about Jessica’s fascinating career and find out why it is so important to study insects. You might be surprised by the critical role these small creatures play in our lives. Is there a difference between bugs and insects? Investigate with Jessica and learn to identify different species. Plus, meet some of the masters featured in our new Bug Lab exhibition and discover some super-cool facts to share with your friends. These bugs are going to blow your mind!


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The study of bugs, their adaptations, and their importance to our lives can relate to multiple areas of the Ontario Science and Technology Curriculum, including, but not limited to:

  • Grade 1: Needs and Characteristics of Living Things
  • Grade 2: Growth and Changes in Animals
  • Grade 4: Habitats and Communities
  • Grade 6: Biodiversity
  • Grade 7: Interactions in the Environment