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Beetles, Bugs and Butterflies

bug, beetles, and butterflies campBiology professor Steve Murphree offers 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 and refreshments will be provided. The courses will again be divided into different sessions for younger and older children.

Day Camps Summer 2015 will be held at Cheekwood

Dr. Murphree will be leading 'Bug Day' on Wednesdays only during these summer camps:

AGES 5 – 6         JULY 27 – 31       Garden Sprouts      9:00 am – 12:00 pm

AGES 7 - 9          JUNE 8 – 12          Nature Explorers    9:00 am – 12:00 pm          

                              JULY 13 – 17       Nature Explorers    9:00 am – 12:00 pm

                              JULY 20 – 24        Nature Explorers    1:00 – 4:00 pm

AGES 10 - 14      JULY 6 – 10          Nature Explorers     1:00 – 4:00 pm

                              JULY 20 – 24
       Nature Explorers     9:00 am – 12:00 pm


All registration is done through Cheekwood's website at cheekwood.org/Education. If you encounter problems with online registration, call 615-353-9827 for assistance. Enrollment is limited and programs fill quickly. Early registration is encouraged to ensure space in the camp of your choice.

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

Name That Bug

Bubble Bug