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Beetles, Bugs and Butterflies



bug, beetles, and butterflies campBiology professor Steve Murphree will again offer school-aged children opportunities to explore the insect world by attending the 'Beetles, Bugs and Butterflies' day camps. An introduction to the biology of insects and other arthropods, the courses will explore how they live, where they can be found and the potential benefit or harm they represent. Short field trips on the Belmont campus will be a part of each course. Children are encouraged to bring in insects each day for discussion. Materials such as field guides and collecting equipment will be provided.

The courses will continue to include an intensive one-week 'day camp-like' experience. Class sizes will range from 10-20 students. All classes will meet on the Belmont University campus in the Hitch Science Building, Room 309, and refreshments will be provided. The courses will again be divided into different sessions for younger and older children.

All Summer 2013 sessions are full!



Day Camps Summer 2013


Session 1     June 10 - 14, 1:30 - 3:30 p.m.   
                        Children entering grades 1-3  Fall 2013
                        Fee:  $75 ($50 payable first day of camp)
Session 2     June 17 - 21, 1:30 - 3:30 p.m.
                        Children entering grades 1-3  Fall 2013
                        Fee:  $75 ($50 payable first day of camp)
Session 3     July 8 - 12, 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
                        Children entering grades 4-6  Fall 2013
                        Fee:  $100 ($75 payable first day of camp)

To register, please go to the printable PDF file and print a copy, complete it and send to Dr. Murphree. Your registration will be confirmed by sending a letter when received. Sessions will be filled on a 'first come-first served' basis.

Beetles, Bugs, and Butterflies Registration Form (pdf format)


Here are some games about insects you can play on the web!

Name That Bug

Aphid Eater


BBB day camps meet in laboratory 309 of the Hitch Science Building. (See the Campus Map to find us.)



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